"Contemplating Joyce's scrotum-tightening Sea, Sandycove" Joseph Beuys at Sandycove,Dublin, Ireland 1974 (photographed by Caroline Tisdall)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Launch of 'The Beuysian Swimming Club' at Essomenia

place:The 40 foot bathing area, Sandycove, Dublin

date: Sunday 11 September 2011

time: 4.30pm

Then stroll up to see the rest of Essomenia at 6.30pm at The People's Park, Dun Laoghaire.

*Essomenia- showing things as they will be in the future.

What does it mean to be future oriented, to be a futurist in the 21st century?
Essomenia-the act of predicting the future- has been a subject of both melancholic and optimistic (and even ecstatic) contemplation, inspiration, anxiety and joy for generations of artists, philosophers, writers, designers, politicians, activists and visionaries. Is the notion of hopeful visions of the future just a modernist nostalgia? Or should we hope again – even in these compromised, commodizied times? Many see glimmers of possibility for change amongst the rubble of collapse …

In the current context of global market collapse; government upheaval; international protests-18 artists reflect and predict and fantasise what the future means to them.

where: People’s Park and Cafe, Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin.

DART stop: Sandycove

when: Opening 11th September 6-8pm. future music by Check the Guns

see: http://essomenia.wordpress.com/

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