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Housed in a magnificent 18th century building beside the Panthéon in Paris, with a remarkable heritage as the former Irish College, the Centre Culturel Irlandais is Ireland’s cultural flagship in Europe.

The Centre presents the work of contemporary Irish artists, reinforces the rich heritage of Franco-Irish relations in today’s international context and fosters a vibrant and creative resident community. In addition to its diverse cultural programme, the CCI houses France’s primary multi-media library of resources on Ireland as well as significant historic archives and an Old Library.

Housed in a magnificent 18th century building beside the Panthéon in Paris, with a remarkable heritage as the former Irish College, the Centre Culturel Irlandais is Ireland’s cultural flagship in Europe.

The Centre presents the work of contemporary Irish artists, reinforces the rich heritage of Franco-Irish relations in today’s international context and fosters a vibrant and creative resident community. In addition to its diverse cultural programme, the CCI houses France’s primary multi-media library of resources on Ireland as well as significant historic archives and an Old Library.

Exhibitions

Anita Groener
To the Edge of Your World

From 7 April to 4 June 2023
Opening evening Thursday 6 April from 5.30pm to 9pm

A highly respected artist in her field, Anita Groener was elected as a member of Aosdana in 2005. Since leaving her native Netherlands in 1982 to establish herself in Ireland, questions of migration, memory, place and time have fed into her multi-media work. With this new exhibition at the CCI, she asks what it means to be human today. Ordinary materials such as twigs, twine and cardboard are transformed into painstakingly delicate sculptural metaphors for the interconnectivity of individual experience and world events. Immersed in a soundscape of song combined with fragments of sound from nature and everyday streetlife, ‘To the Edge of Your World’ evokes patterns of displacement and the fragility of human existence.

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