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  • Shane Cullen

    Douglas Hyde Gallery

    Shane Cullen’s Fragments sur les Institutions Républicaines IV (Fragments on republican institutions IV, 1993–) consists of a vast wall of meticulously hand-painted text that bears witness to the 1981 Irish Republican hunger strike. Now rapidly approaching completion, this work-in-progress enjoyed its first public, if partial, outing as one-half of Ireland’s contribution to the 1995 Venice Biennale. Several years of painstaking transcription has so far produced well over 20,000 words culled from a series of letters from Republican prisoners to the external leadership of the IRA. Scribbled

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