Gallery Exhibition of Spencer Tunick Ireland Installations to go online
The Dublin Docklands Development Authority and Cork Midsummer Festival have jointly commissioned artist Spencer Tunick to create a website exhibition of the Spencer Tunick Ireland Installations. This website, which will go live for four months from 8th June, will be a visual documentary of Spencer Tunick's Dublin and Cork installations, which were created by the artist for the Dublin Docklands Development Authority and Cork Midsummer Festival 2008. The website will feature artworks from each city and video works made by the artist. The web address for this innovative temporary online gallery will be announced in early June.
Speaking about this website commission William Galinsky, Artistic Director, Cork Midsummer Festival said: "This is the first time Tunick's work will be available exclusively through a website. As such, it gives a new democracy to the exhibition because people from across Ireland and beyond will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition, regardless of their location". Loretta Lambkin, Marketing Director, Dublin Docklands Development Authority added: "We feel that this online exhibition will give added value to the exhibition and will capture the excitement and fun that was generated by the project in Dublin and Cork".
During the week commencing 8th June, Docklands Authority will post the limited edition photographs of the Dublin installation to everybody who participated in the project. Those who participated in the Cork installations will be able to pick up their artworks at the Cork Midsummer Festival Box Office based at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork City. Each participant will receive one photograph as their personal memento, chosen by the artist, from the day they participated. People who took part at both the South Wall and Treasury Holdings Altro Vetro Building in Dublin will receive two prints, as will the people who took part in the Blarney Castle and White Street Car Park installations at the Cork Midsummer Festival. Each photograph measures 8 x 10 inches and is printed on the same high quality photographic paper that Spencer Tunick uses for his larger artworks.
Photograph of Spencer Tunick South Wall Installation by Heidy Elainne