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Yesterday's Papers

2008

Publication, 64 pages, 210 x 275mm

Inkjet prints

Yesterday’s Papers presents an overview of newspaper coverage of art and artists in Ireland in the last fifty years. Press photographs and articles are featured from national dailies and a selection of regional titles, along with contextual information on the events and moments recalled.

Initially produced as a publication in 2008, pages and information have since featured as large scale prints in galleries. With an emphasis on the social realities that cultural production has encountered in Ireland, several topics repeatedly arise: conservative reactions to the introduction of modern art into the country, vandalism of artworks, and the newsworthy character of artists with their many inventive ideas and schemes are all prominent.