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Running until 31 March 2019

MAC International is the largest arts prize in Ireland and one of the few major art prizes in the UK.

Spanning all three of the MAC's galleries, MAC International provides a truly global perspective on contemporary art and presents a snapshot of some of the most urgent voices in contemporary practice operating in our world today.

Chosen from more than 800 submissions, this year's shortlist includes artists from Ireland, Italy, Romania, Hungary, Croatia Austria, France, Turkey, Palestine, USA and Canada. The artists featured in MAC International 2018 are: Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan / Ali Cherri / Larissa Fassler / Nikolaus Gansterer / Invernomuto (Simone Bertuzzi & Simone Trabucchi) / Ronan McCrea / Aisling O'Beirn / Vesna Pavlovic / Renata Poljak / Larissa Sansour / Ozge Topcu.

The works in MAC International 2019 take many forms; from photography and film, through to installation, sculpture and painting. Conceptually, they address some of the main concerns facing artists, and wider society, today. Many of the artworks in this year's MAC International address issues around land, borders and territory; some through an investigation of urban spaces, others through geological or archaeological enquiry. Other works critique the legitimacy of dominant historical and political narratives or call into question the very nature of fact and fiction in our apparently 'post-truth' world of fake news and social media. Other works explore more material concerns, providing investigations of particular mediums and modes of artistic expression.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 8, 2019
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