Thursday, October 04, 2007

Karl Grimes show in Gallery of Photography and National Museum

Dignified Kings Play Chess on Fine Green Silk is the title of Karl Grimes' extraordinary new exhibition of photographs of the collections of the Natural History Museum. Drawing its title from a mnemomic for the Linnaean classification system (Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species) the exhibition takes a behind-the-scenes look at the order of nature in one of Ireland's most beloved collections presenting humorous and occasionally disturbing perspectives.

The exhibition, based on work done during an artist-residency that was sadly cut short when a staircase in the museum collapsed, is a must-see for anyone interested in the interplay between art and science. It is in the Gallery of Photography and the National Museum, Kildare Street and runs until November 4.

More details on Karl Grimes' website
Gallery of Photography website


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