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I not I: Samuel Beckett, Philip Guston, Bruce Nauman Exhibition

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland


A grant was awarded to the Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, for the exhibition I not I, presented from March 24 to May 1, 2006, in conjunction with the celebration of the centenary of the birth of Samuel Beckett (1906-1989).  The exhibition combines two of America’s most outstanding artists of the twentieth century together with three recent films of Beckett’s shorter plays. The exhibition is curated by RHA Director, Patrick T. Murphy, who says of the project, “This exhibition celebrates the existential truths of human existence and the rigor that each of these artists brought to creating work that offers some companionship within the bleakness of that vision. Each is bound by the human condition’s ability for suffering, humor and an unremitting resolve ‘to go on’.”