In October 2013 the Centre for creative Practices [CFCP] invited the New York Foundation for the arts [NYFA] to run the first Profitable Artists Bootcamp in Dublin. After attending the course a group of participating artists formed and artists collective to support one another and collaborate on creative projects. idir was born. In 2014 NYFA hosted idir’s first US group exhibition.
What happens when sixteen visual artists, two sculptors, a performance poet, a writer, a musician, a singer, a performance artist and an actor / producer meet in a room in Ireland? Between them they decide to collaborate, to join talents and move their art into spheres they haven’t explored before. Between them they set up the first intercultural, cross disciplinary artistic collaborative to come out of Ireland …in 2014. And they call themselves: ‘idir’ – from the gaelic for ‘between’ …signifying collaboration between artists, between cultures, between countries and continents.
This October 2014 they are invited by the New York Foundation For The Arts ( NYFA.org ) to tour their work to DUMBO, NY for a four month exhibition. Please join us on 9th October 6-9pm with Hozier for the opening of the New York exhibition.
Group Ego Trip 1 curated by David C. Terry
20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (F train York St Subway)
9th October 2014 – 30th January 2015