1 Jun. 2016

A gift for a gift

The Model, like many other Irish art institutions, could not survive without the generous donations we receive from you, our patrons. As a thank you for the kindness and generosity you have bestowed on us, we would like to offer a small gift in return.

In October 2010, Artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov exhibited an installation at The Model entitled Angelology. The Kabakovs are amongst the world’s foremost living artists. Their work is included in the collections of MoMA in New York and the Tate Modern in London.

The exhibition was an eclectic mixture of paintings, drawings, models and sculptural structures. There were many of the fantastical elements present in Angelology that the Kabakovs are famed for; a childlike sense of wonder, naiveté and a desire to represent humanity for humanity. To accompany Angelology, The Model published this gorgeous little book of the same title. The book features a print of “Alternative History of Art CH. Rosenthal The Wings” on the cover. It is a catalogue of the exhibition but also a representation of the visual history of angels. Essays by both Seamus Kealy and Rod Megham touch upon topics like the Kabahov’s fantastical work and the iconic and anthropological antiquity of angels.

Thanks to your donations, The Model has hosted some of the world’s most prestigious artists and will continue to do so. Because we appreciate your support, we would like to gift Angelology to any patron who donates €10 or more. Please remember that when you donate to The Model, you not only supporting the gallery but the community of artists that teach and work here, the artistic culture of the West Coast of Ireland and the community at large.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

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