DOX ON AIR: MUSEUM OF LITERATURE IRELAND
CONVERSATION ON CURATING LITERATURE IN AN ART SPACE & READINGS BY CELEBRATED IRISH AUTHORS AND THEIR CZECH TRANSLATORS
Wednesday 19 May 2021, 19:00 (CET)
LIVE STREAM from Gulliver Airship, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
University College Dublin (UCD) and the National Library of Ireland (NLI) have teamed up to create a new museum that celebrates the literary heritage of Ireland and pays homage to Ireland’s modern and contemporary writers. MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland was launched in September 2019 and with its multi-media exhibitions, digital displays, a range of specially commissioned films, an online radio channel, learning programmes, and a brand new online platform featuring 100 Irish books published in the last decade, it makes a remarkable addition to Ireland’s literary scene. Meet MoLI in a conversation on curating literature in an art space followed by readings from award-winning Irish authors and their Czech translators.
ON AIR: MoLI Museum of Literature Ireland is the first of a series of online conversations aired from the Gulliver Airship at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague featuring exciting projects from around the globe that bring together art and literature.
Simon O’Connor, Director
Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, Digital Curator (MoLI)
Margaret Kelleher – Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama (University College Dublin)
Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Alice Hyrmanová McElveen
Ondřej Pilný, Director (Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University Prague)
Michaela Šilpochová, Artistic
Director (DOX Centre for Contemporary Art)
Organized by: DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Centre for Irish Studies – Charles University Prague
In partnership with: MoLI – Museum of Literature Ireland Supported by: The ESP Programme of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland