A portrait of Irish artists after economic crash

“But everywhere I turned I saw evidence of a kind of social compact between artists and landlords you’d be hard-pressed to find in New York or London—a loose alliance that benefited both parties.”
 – Lisa Abend

The bustling shopping district in Dublin back in 2008 before the economic crisis. Photo by Sarah A. McCarty

Yet another reason to love Ireland—the pop-up art scenes. In the September issue of Afar magazine, Abend explores young Irish artists and their response (and possible step toward a solution) to the economic crisis that left so many buildings vacant throughout Dublin and the rest of the county.

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