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The Irish artist Eva Rothschild (born in Dublin 1971, lives and works in London) is one of the most important protagonists of a generation of artists dealing with the expanded concept of sculpture. This exhibition at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is the first solo museum presentation of her work in Ireland.
In Eva Rothschild’s work, the formal values of modernism and its ideas of utopia are inverted. The history of 20th century abstract art is deconstructed through her installations and through the materialism of her objects they become inquiries into how we as humans develop structures (both physical and metaphoric) to support our values. Rothschild manages to deliver sensation, memory, perception, personal idiosyncrasies and diverse cultural traditions, through the transformation of everyday materials into alien artifacts.
An eloquent admiration of ancient cultures can be discerned through the art historical references of Egyptian and Roman civilisations as well as minimalism and constructivism, but also the influence of American artists Robert Morris and Cady Noland can be seen. Eva Rothschild’s works are tension-filled combinations of varied materials such as - steel, concrete, jesmonite, fibreglass, plexiglas, leather, polystyrene, wood and paper.
There will be a daily showing of Rothschild's film 'Boys and Sculpture' in Gallery 18.
"It is... honest and straightforward, rightly confident of its own absolute integrity, and grounded in solid aspects of the real world." – Cristín Leach Hughes, The Sunday Times
"A homecoming show of splendour" – Kate Coleman, Le Cool
"Playful and subversive, yet completely assured in execution, Eva Rothschild's series of installations at the Hugh Lane Gallery hint at a retelling of the history of sculpture." – Gemma Tipton, artforum.com
Eva Rothschild has already exhibited internationally, including the monumental site-specific 2009 installation “Cold Corners” at Tate Britain, the Nasher sculpture centre, Dallas, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Kunstverein, Hannover, The Hepworth, Wakefield and is represented by Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Galerie Eva presenhuber, Zurich and 303 Gallery, New York.