Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Exhibits On the Nature of Things by Katie Holten

. October 23, 2011 . 0 Comments

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane presents On the Nature of Things by Katie Holten on view through 31 October 2011.


Katie Holten, Primal Forms of Stuff, Parnell Square North at Hugh Lane, Dublin.

On the Nature of Things is a public artwork for Dublin created by Katie Holten as part of Dublin Contemporary 2011. Texts are written on the streets of the city centre with hand-painted ceramic tiles. The source for the text is a found copy of On The Nature of Things, by the Epicurean poet Lucretius. Although written c. 50 B.C., the poem persuasively lays out a strikingly modern understanding of the world. Every page reflects a core scientific vision – a vision of atoms randomly moving in an infinite universe – imbued with a poet’s sense of wonder. He thought we should live, not in fear of gods, but in the pursuit of pleasure.

Katie Holten has installed Primal Forms of Stuff on the steps of The Hugh Lane.

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Charlemont House, Parnell Square North
Dublin 1, Ireland
t: + 353 1 222 5550
f: + 353 1 872 2182
e: info.hughlane@dublincity.ie
www.hughlane.ie

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