IN Conversation: The Art of Being Seen

  • October 23, 2021
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Art of Being Seen—Visibility in Irish Arts and Media brings together diverse Irish creatives working across a range of artistic disciplines to explore racial representations of Irishness in the arts and media. Drawing on their collective lived and artistic experiences, our panel will address the challenges, opportunities, and urgency of creating broader and more inclusive representations of being Irish.

Opening remarks will be provided by Consul General of Ireland to Chicago, Kevin Byrne.

#IAmIrish Portrait Exhibition

Following successful showings in Dublin, New York, London and a variety of locations throughout Ireland and the UK, #IAmIrish comes to Chicago as part of the Irish Books, Art and Music Festival (iBAM!).

#IAmIrish is a collection powerful portraits of Irish people. Each of the faces featured in the exhibition is a poignant and direct affirmation of the diversity and beauty of Irishness, both on the Island of Ireland and throughout the global Irish diaspora.

# IAmIrish will be on display during the Irish Books Art and Music (iBAM!) Festival taking palace on Saturday 23rd October between 12 P.M and 8 P.M at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox. Ave, Chicago, IL 60630). IBAM is a free event.

#IAmIrish comes to Chicago though a partnership between Ireland Network Chicago, Irish Community Services and the IBAM! Festival.

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