Katie Holten, public art, ha'penny bridge, Dublin Contemporary, Nicholas Mosse
No Man Feels Time, Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin

 

 


 

 

On the Nature of Things

by Katie Holten


September 5 - October 31, 2011

on the streets of Dublin, Ireland

 

dublin contemporary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Nature of Things is a public artwork for Dublin created by Katie Holten as part of Dublin Contemporary 2011.


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The streets of Dublin city center were sprinkled with words and fragments from On The Nature of Things by the Epicurean poet Lucretius. Although written c. 50 B.C. the poem persuasively lays out a strikingly modern understanding of the world. Every page reflects a core scientific vision - a vision of atoms randomly moving in an infinite universe – imbued with a poet’s sense of wonder.

 

Dublin Contemporary 2011 is Ireland's International Art Exhibition featuring over 100 Irish and international artists.

Katie Holten is a visual artist. In 2003 she represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. She has had solo museum exhibitions at The Hugh Lane in Dublin, The Bronx Museum in New York, Nevada Museum of Art in Reno and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Lucretius was a poet who lived in Rome about 2,000 years ago. Click here to listen to Robert Krulwich discuss Lucretius and On the Nature of Things. Click here to listen to Stephen Greenblatt discuss On the Nature of Things.

Nicholas Mosse Pottery was established by Nicholas Mosse in 1976 in Kilkenny, Ireland. They produce hand crafted, functional pottery in the style of traditional Irish Spongeware.

 

Katie Holten, public art, Dublin Contemporary
Matter,
Iveagh Gardens at Hatch Street entranace, Dublin

 

Katie Holten, public art, Dublin Contemporary
Branch Like Atoms,
Iveagh Gardens at Earlsfort Terrace entranace, Dublin

 

Katie Holten, public art, Dublin Contemporary
Nothing From Nothing,
St. Stephen's Green at Leeson Street, Dublin

 

Katie Holten, public art, Dublin
Why Clouds Make Sounds,
Grafton Street at St. Stephen's Green, Dublin

 

Kaite Holten, public art, Dublin
Overcome by Violence of Delight,
Andrew Street at Trinity Lane, Dublin

 

Katie Holten, public art, Dublin
Nature Would Never Have Created,
Dame Street at Trinity Street, Dublin

 

Katie Holten, Public Art, Dublin
Sucks Them Madly,
Cope Street at Crown Alley, Dublin.

 

Katie Holten, public art, temple bar, Dublin
Wandering in Doubt,
Merchants Arch at Wellington Quay, Dublin

 

 Katie Holten, public art, ha'penny bridge, Dublin
No Man Feels Time,
Ha'penny Bridge (south side), Dublin

 

Katie Holten, public art, ha'penny bridge, Dublin
Onward to Secret Places
, Ha'penny Bridge (north side), Dublin

 

Katie Holten, public art, O'Connell bridge, Dublin
Salt Seas Eat,
O'Connell Bridge at Batchelor's Walk, Dublin

 

Katie Holten, O'Connell street, Dublin
An Object Just as Large,
O'Connell Street at Daniel O'Connell statue, Dublin

 

Katie Holten, public art, O'connell street
Drag Out Truth,
O'Connell Street at Abbey Street, Dublin,

 

Katie Holten, public art, Hugh Lane, Dublin
Primal Forms of Stuff,
Parnell Square North at Hugh Lane, Dublin

 

The artist would like to acknowledge the support of Lucy Andrews, Dillon Cohen, Candy Holten, Susan MacWilliam, Nicholas Mosse, Richard Mosse, Susan Mosse, Ruairi O’Cuiv, and Nicholas Mosse Pottery.

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