Wednesday, 6 July – Historias Inmediatas, 18:00-20:00, Free, Instituto Cervantes
PhotoIreland and the Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid (IED Madrid) have teamed up to showcase seven projects by recent graduates in IED Madrid’s European Master of Fine Art Photography. Paulina Lara has curated the work of Shiv Ankit Ahuja, Anubhav Syal, Gazi Nafis Ahmed, Natalia Queirolo Calmet, Shane Green, Paulina Lara, Ana Sofía Ayarzagoitia and Duarte Amaral Neto in a study of the interaction between identity, place, and memory. The graduates have each given a personal response to these notion and that of material representation, using subjects such as the Manzanares River, the humans (and their stories) populating refugee camps, fictional archaeological research from demolished houses in Madrid and found material from Google Maps. Details of the launch here and here.
Friday, 8 July – PhotoIreland 2016: UU MFA, 18:00, Free, Unit 3 Artbox
As part of PhotoIreland 2016, Ulster University’s Belfast School of Fine Art is exhibiting work from the MA in Fine Art in Photography. The opening reception is Thursday, and there will be work from Aaron Dickson, Richard Gosnold, Dianne Whyte, Tim West, Dalyce Wilson and Katrina Taggart dealing with topics such as suppression and identity, and the psychological impact political issues have upon already vulnerable strata in society. The show continues to 23 July. Details here.
Friday, 8 July – Zehr Gut presents: Sevensol (Kann), Sleep Thieves & Liza Flume, 21:00, €8/€12/€15, BYOB, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
Zehr Gut, a collaborative event between the Goethe Institut and Homebeat, was created to bring and promote German arts in Ireland. Dana Ruh played in Tengu as part of the series a few months ago, and this Friday sees the event move back to Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Homebeat DJs will precede Liza Flume, Sleep Thieves and quietly polished house producer Sevensol, the label founder of Leipzig’s Kann. Details here.
Saturday, 9 July – Out To Lunch presents Jayda G & Dip & Sam De La Rosa, 22:00, €7/€12, Tengu
Making a much anticipated return after her November set at Jigsaw, Jayda G is back at the Dip decks this weekend at Tengu, hosted by the Out to Lunch series. Moving between Vancouver and Berlin, Jayda G uses her sets to mix disco and house with chopped-up dubby beats. She also founded the Freakout Cult label with DJ Fett Burger, adding Italo and soul to the groove. Sam De La Rosa and Simon Conway will be on hand with synth and Italo in Room 2. Details here and here.
Sunday, 10 July – CEAD Art Exhibition 2016, 14:00-17:00, Free, NCAD
NCAD’s annual CEAD exhibition showcases the work of its part-time students across painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and other media. The artworks on display will be diverse, not simply in terms of medium, but also in terms of mixing the work of professional, amateur, and award-winning artists. Details here.
Monday, 11 July – The Neon Demon, 15:40, €9, IFI
The director of Drive is back with a decidedly trashier, even more neon take on a different side of the West Coast’s underbelly. In Nicolas Winding Refin’s The Neon Demon, Elle Fanning plays Jesse, a young new talent at a Hollywood modelling agency, taken under the wing of the always commanding Christina Hendricks. What follows is an increasingly sordid and gory horror story in the spirit of Italian trash maestro Dario Argento. Undeniably glossy, it’s debatable whether Refin’s new flamboyant venture delivers any lasting drama. The film opens in the IFI on 8 July. Details here.
Tuesday, 12 July – New Irish Works, 11:00-18:00, Free, Library Project
New Irish Works comprises 20 projects from 20 photographers, chosen by a panel of 23, as an example of Ireland’s diverse range of photographic practices, and the “moment” that Ireland is experiencing in its photography scene. The year-long project is in collaboration with PhotoEspaña and the Irish embassy in Madrid, and Paris Photo, with the support of the Centre Culturel Irlandais. There’s a hefty list of artists involved, including Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Aisling McCoy, Caitriona Dunnett, Dara McGrath, Daragh Soden, David Thomas Smith, Eanna de Freine, Emer Gillespie, Enda Bowe, Jan McCullough, Jill Quigley, Kate Nolan, Mandy O’Neill, Matthew Thompson, Miriam O’Connor, Noel Bowler, Robert McCormack, Roseanne Lynch, Shane Lynam, and Yvette Monahan. Details here.