Art & Design

Sara Keating on Culture: A history of art as a tool for nation building

Exhibition at IMMA highlights the open and plural beginnings of Ireland’s original national project

Dniproges Dam, by Dmytro Vlasiuk, painted in 1932, portrays builders at work on a major infrastructural project for the newly independent Ukrainian state. Self-Determination: A Global Perspective sets the Irish national narrative against those of other emerging nation states in Europe in the wake of World War I