Describing Architecture 2013: Work in Process

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Date: 04.10.13 – 12.10.13

Time: 12:00 – 17:00

Venue: City Assembly House, South William St., Dublin 2

Describing Architecture is an annual exhibition exploring architectural representation and its role in designing and creating built space. Representation is integral to the architectural design process, yet rarely discussed or exhibited outside of the architectural profession. The exhibition seeks to give visitors an insight into the practice of architecture, and the practice of artists that consider the built environment.

This is the fourth year of the exhibition. At the core of the theme this year is the idea that every building is a work in process. The exhibits from over 50 participants are focused around aspects of collaboration, construction, inhabitation, analysis and adaptation. The exhibition provides a platform for innovative and creative pieces of work across a wide range of media – drawings, photographs, models, paintings and films – and from a broad spectrum of participants, including artists, architects, landscape architects, students and graduates. The exhibits were selected from an open call and invite process from over 120 entries from Ireland, the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Italy and Sierra Leone.

This year the exhibition is part-funded by the Arts Council under it’s Engaging with Architecture Scheme 2013. The exhibition will run for 10 days and new initiatives that include exhibition tours and presentations, alongside companion texts and an online catalogue, will seek to explain and explore the reasons and process behind the work.

The exhibition is organised and curated by Antóin Doyle and Alice Clancy, with support from the Arts Council, the Irish Georgian Society, and the Irish Architecture Foundation.

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