The reactions of many Austrian artists to Jorg Haider's electoral success have bemused the international Austrian artist, Gottfried Helnwein, now resident in Ireland. -I am amazed that they start now, ...
By KATIE DONOVAN Patrick Kavanagh, never a prolific poet, did not receive the high regard he deserved during his lifetime, but is today regarded as a major figure whose influence on contemporary Irish poets such as Seamus ... matched words: helnwein published: 28/06/2001
By CHRIS DOOLEY, South East Correspondent
A row over plans by an Austrian artist to put large-scale works with Nazi images on display in Kilkenny has been resolved. ...
While it is a painting, Epiphany is typical in its almost interchangeable use of photography and painting: both played their part in the achievement of the eventual, quasi-photographic image. He is a fine photographer, and his photographic portraits of Kilkenny children (enlarged to an enormous scale) form one strand of his festival exhibitions. The careful adaptation of existing imagery is another trait, and his references extend back through fine art history as well as history itself...
Irish Times Article - The art of corruption, the corruption of art
By BRENDAN GLACKEN You might have read in the paper the other day that a row over plans to display large-scale works with Nazi images in Kilkenny during the city's arts festival has been resolved. ... matched words: helnwein published: 06/08/2001
Workmen finish one of a series of prints measuring 9.3 metres by 6.2 metres by Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein.The prints of Kilkenny children will hang on buildings in Kilkenny as parts of its arts festival beginning on August 10th.
Irish Times Article - Colourful parade a highlight of Kilkenny arts festival
Oliver Cromwell and the Roundheads laid siege to Kilkenny in the 17th century. Last year locals thought they were under siege again when the Government threatened to take away their city status. ... matched words: helnwein published: 08/08/2001
Irish Times Article - Brass neck in the world of arts
Kilkenny Arts Festival's Maureen Kennelly brings a business sensibility honed in the tough world of telesales to her role as director of one of the State's major annual arts events, writes Chris Dooley ... matched words: helnwein published: 10/08/2001
Irish Times Article - Over 300 performers bring art to Kilkenny
By SEAN KEANE Provocative- and -outlandishly colourful- are not words you would normally associate with the Kilkenny Arts Festival. ... matched words: helnwein published: 11/08/2001
By JUDITH CROSBIE
The hotdog and ice-cream vans parked outside Kilkenny Castle said it all. The Kilkenny Arts Festival with its schedule of theatre, classical and Irish music, puppet shows and art exhibitions was open to ...
Any arts festival is a celebration of performance; it's also a showcase. It's about community, it's about sharing, it's about informing, engaging. There's an element of showing off, a ... matched words: helnwein published: 17/08/2001
By CHRIS DOOLEY
Gardaí are investigating attacks on two images by the controversial Austrian artist, Gottfried Helnwein, displayed as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
Irish Times Article - Kilkenny accent on the visual
Citizens of the People's Republic of Cork may be delighted to hear that their oft-mocked accent received high praise at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. -Musical- is how Elizabeth Whittam described Cork actor ... matched words: helnwein published: 18/08/2001
By AIDAN DUNNE
The escape from the white cube has been a recurrent theme of group exhibitions in Ireland over the best part of the past decade. That is to say, getting art out of the privileged space of the gallery and into ...