Irish Pavilion

Irish Museum of Modern Art,
Dublin

The pavilion was designed in response to the content of Brian Maguire’s paintings which dealt principally with closed institutions (prison) and personal relationships (love).

The artist architect collaboration represented Ireland at the 11 Cities / 11 Nations exhibition in the Netherlands and was re-erected for the inaugural exhibition in the courtyard of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Area: 100 sqm
Exhibition: 1990 + 1991

Common ground for this collaboration was found in discussion of Becketts writing: ‘The Lost Ones’ which had inspired one of Brian Maguire’s drawings.

A contemplative space made with timber and corrugated iron, containing elements such as ladders and catwalks, was intended to intensify the experience of viewing each picture.

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