Inside The Modern Institute’s gallery on Aird’s Lane and expanding onto the green space outside are new works by Eva Rothschild that extend the artist’s interest in reinvigorating conventional sculpture. Rothschild, who represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2019, makes work that displays close attentiveness to contemporary relationships between society and the individual.
Her sculptures are attuned to the physical presence of the body and alert to its role in the acts of making and experiencing artworks. By employing multiple formats and diverse materials, Rothschild encourages visitors to experience both a physical and an aesthetic response. Her aim is to create multiple spaces for contemplation, conversation and collective engagement.