Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby foremanjoe » Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:44 pm

I'm delighted about this, it means that we can tell the people that bemoan IMMA where to go- literally!

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2009/0921/1224254907994.html

Perhaps IMMA can now be appreciated for what it is and all those seeking a big contemporary arts fix can head to Carlow, if they know where that is. Alas, Lewis has no plans to expand that far yet.
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Re: National Centre for Visual Arts, Carlos

Postby adhoc » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:20 pm

That also got a favourable review in the October issue of Wallpaper*. And its the Centre for Contemporary Art, not Visual.


Can't locate a link to an online version of the article.
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Re: National Centre for Visual Arts, Carlos

Postby foremanjoe » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:24 pm

Sorry, made a balls of name.. Visual Centre for Contemporary Art it is indeed.
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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby adhoc » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:31 pm

Its all a bit of a fudge now alright: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre
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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby shed » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:54 pm

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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby PTB » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:14 pm

Here's a profile from BD a year or two ago. It's got drawings!

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=428&storycode=3103340
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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby foremanjoe » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:10 pm

Is it just me or is this building's name a bit of a disaster?

In today's Irish Times an article reviewing the year in arts refers to it as the "Visual National Centre for Contemporary Art".

When I first began this thread I also got the name wrong, referring to it as the National Centre for Visual Art.

It's full proper title appears to be; VISUAL – Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow.

I have yet to visit this building but it looks great and the reviews of it have been overwhelmingly positive so far but I've really got a hangup about its name.
The name seems like a bit of a camel, you know- a horse designed by a committee.

Does anyone agree with me on this?
I know I'm being pedantic but I really enjoy naming projects and the title of this building irks me greatly.
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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby Quillber » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:32 pm

foremanjoe wrote:Does anyone agree with me on this?
I know I'm being pedantic but I really enjoy naming projects and the title of this building irks me greatly.


i agree. i also question why a national centre for visual art is not in the capital city. or one of the other cities.
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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby foremanjoe » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:34 pm

Quillber wrote:i agree. i also question why a national centre for visual art is not in the capital city. or one of the other cities.


Oh dear, now you've gone and done it.

Why couldn't you just have left it at 'I agree'?

I fear you may have opened up a whole other can of worms here Quillber.
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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby henno » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:36 pm

Quillber wrote:i agree. i also question why a national centre for visual art is not in the capital city. or one of the other cities.


because it should be readily accessible to all the country... ?!?!????

just throwing that one out there......
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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby Quillber » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:21 pm

henno wrote:because it should be readily accessible to all the country... ?!?!????

just throwing that one out there......


when you travel to a city (not famous for visual art) for a weekend, ambling about, do you think 'yea, ill hop on a train for 2 hours to check out that gallery'. if this place was in Malahide or Greystones id question its ability to survive. its not that i dont like the idea but this isn't Germany in terms of a smaller art towns like Kassel or cities like Leipzig where the population and artistic reputation are so grand that its guaranteed success. and to be possibly crass about it, they are showing a panto version of Cinderella in the theatre part for Christmas. ill say no more. i care a lot, therefore i am critical about it.
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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby henno » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:06 pm

Quillber wrote:when you travel to a city (not famous for visual art) for a weekend, ambling about, do you think 'yea, ill hop on a train for 2 hours to check out that gallery'. if this place was in Malahide or Greystones id question its ability to survive. its not that i dont like the idea but this isn't Germany in terms of a smaller art towns like Kassel or cities like Leipzig where the population and artistic reputation are so grand that its guaranteed success. and to be possibly crass about it, they are showing a panto version of Cinderella in the theatre part for Christmas. ill say no more. i care a lot, therefore i am critical about it.


surely a 'national centre for visual arts' primary purpose is for the enjoyment of the citizens of that country....

any argument that its primary function should be as a means of attracting tourists to a city is insular.
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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby Quillber » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:21 pm

henno wrote:surely a 'national centre for visual arts' primary purpose is for the enjoyment of the citizens of that country....

any argument that its primary function should be as a means of attracting tourists to a city is insular.


im not saying it should be about increasing tourist numbers, just numbers of visitors to the centre, tourist or national. its fine though, i realise its not a wise thing to bring up at this stage. i actually like the idea of having more excuses to leave the city myself and i look forward to visiting.
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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby foremanjoe » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:52 pm

henno wrote:surely a 'national centre for visual arts' primary purpose is for the enjoyment of the citizens of that country....

any argument that its primary function should be as a means of attracting tourists to a city is insular.


Ah for crying out loud, this is exactly why I wished Quillber hadn't taken things off course.

You've just referred to it as the 'national centre for visual arts'.

Which it isn't, at least going by its title.

It's called VISUAL- Centre for Contemporary Arts, Carlow.

Does this mean my point about the name is valid?
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Re: Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

Postby henno » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:40 am

foremanjoe wrote:Ah for crying out loud, this is exactly why I wished Quillber hadn't taken things off course.

You've just referred to it as the 'national centre for visual arts'.

Which it isn't, at least going by its title.

It's called VISUAL- Centre for Contemporary Arts, Carlow.

Does this mean my point about the name is valid?


:D

i agree....

totally convoluted title.
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