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Brian O’Doherty: Language and Space

Irish Musem of Modern Art, Dublin

NOW CLOSED

This exhibition coincides with the 10th anniversary of The Burial of Patrick Ireland (1972–2008), a performance which took place at IMMA in which Patrick Ireland, the artistic alias O’Doherty adopted in 1972, was waked and buried, in a gesture of celebration of piece in Northern Ireland.

According to fellow artist Robert Rauschenberg, Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland was ‘always a line man’ and this display will celebrate his lifelong dedication to drawing, in particular to works related to his interest in Ogham script – an ancient Celtic translation of the Roman alphabet into a writing system of 20 linear characters. Find out more about the Brian O’Doherty exhibition from IMMA’s website. 

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Rotating Vowels iii, Brian O'Doherty

Rotating Vowels iii (2014), Brian O’Doherty. Courtesy Stoney Road Press and the artist; © the artist

Flying open cube, Brian O'Doherty

Flying open cube (2011), Brian O’Doherty. Courtesy Stoney Road Press and the artist; © the artist

Scroll, Brian O'Doherty

Scroll (2011), Brian O’Doherty. Courtesy Stoney Road Press and the artist; © the artist

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