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Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession

New art exhibition explores Ireland’s economic collapse and its shaky future in the euro…

WE ALL PARTIED, right? That’s one of the themes to be explored (and possibly done away with) in a new exhibition which runs in Dublin until next Saturday.

Punt Nua: Creative Economics is a group exhibition at darc space, a gallery on North Great George’s Street. It’s free in (Monday-Friday 10am-5.30pm; Saturday noon-3pm). Curator Con Kennedy, who organised the exhibition with Steven Ruane, said:

Creativity is the solution to Ireland’s current problems. The most exciting responses and reactions to these problems have been from Irish designers and artists. The work presented in this exhibition highlights the ingenuity and creativity in the field and provokes questions and seeks answers to why ‘we are, where we are’ in a witty and humorous manner.

It’s certainly more fun than a second bailout…

Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession
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    Co-curator Con Kennedy with one of the works at Punt Nua. Image: John Jordon Photography.
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    By Steven Ruane.
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    By Niall O'Loughlin.
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    Namopoly by Con Kennedy.
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    By Steven Ruane.
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    By Steve Simpson. Image: John Jordon Photography.
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    The Run of Ourselves by Maggie Moran and Denis Byrne.

(All images courtesy of Punt Nua)

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