Spencer Tunick website featuring Irish art installations goes live
From 8th June, Ireland will have the opportunity to view the artworks generated by Spencer Tunick at last year's installations at Blarney Castle in Cork and on the South Wall in Dublin's Docklands, featuring multiple nude figures. The installations and exhibition were co-commissioned by the Cork Midsummer Festival and the Dublin Docklands Development Authority.
Spencer Tunick has curated this web-based exhibition, which will be viewable at www.tunickireland.com for the next four months. The website features artworks from each city and footage documenting the various installations.
Speaking about this website commission William Galinsky, Director of the Cork Midsummer Festival said: "This website really captures the beauty of the experience, as well as the beauty of the art works created. I was overwhelmed by the emotion at the event, and seeing the images really brought back those memories. Tunick's installations are unique in that they are a celebration of the human form, and we are delighted that this democratic exhibition takes the art out of the gallery and brings it to the people. It is a stunning document to what was a moving and joyful experience". 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".
Participants receive limited edition photographs of the installations as their personal memento, chosen by the artist. 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 in Cork. 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.