Visual Arts

The Space We Occupy

Group exhibition



Dec 4, 2021 – May 21, 2022



Irish Arts Center 
726 11th Avenue 
Hell's Kitchen, NYC


George Bolster, Neil Carroll, Colin Crotty, Katie Holten, Fiona Kelly, and Ailbhe Ní Bhriain

"The title contains a multitude of meanings. It alludes to our relationship with place and time; from the macro to the micro—Earth’s place in the solar system, humankind’s time on Earth, the place we occupy in community, the physical space of the Irish Arts Center building and that occupied by the artist or viewer."—Miranda Driscoll

In a multi-media activation of the public realms of 726 11th Avenue, six artists representing the breadth and depth of contemporary Irish visual arts use installation, photography, print and drawing, as well as paint and plaster—the physical materials of the building’s renovation—to mark the opening of the New Irish Arts Center and invite the viewer to consider the space we occupy during our short time on Earth.

Watch the March 30 artist talk:


Visiting hours:
Saturdays 1–6pm

Sat, May 14 | 10am–6pm
Sun, May 15 | 10am–3pm
Mon, May 16 | 5:30pm–8pm
Tue, May 17 | 5:30pm–8pm
Wed, May 18 | 5:30pm–8pm
Thu, May 19 | 6:30pm–10pm
Fri, May 20 | 6:30pm–10pm
Sat, May 21 | 1pm–10pm

Read the curator's statement >

Pictured: George Bolster, You Are Made Of Stardust, 2019.


Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; the Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Arnhold Foundation; the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Invest NI; CIE Tours International; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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