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Wine Soak No.18: “Only the most adaptable will survive”

April 6, 2015 – 10:32 am | Comments Off

Our wine correspondent found himself at Dead Zoo, an exhibition in the Art Box Gallery curated by Hilary Murray, featuring the work of Catherine Barragry, Teresa Gillespie and Maria McKinney. The exhibition and the unfolding …

Wine Soak No. 17: Foaming on the Beer Stool

August 18, 2014 – 2:56 pm | Comments Off

Our wine correspondent found himself at the Stags Head at Foaming at the Mouth: an evening of Visual Art spoken word performances. How exactly he ended up there is a total mystery even to …

Wine Soak No. 15: “Tonight you could only ever call me … Ligvine”

March 10, 2014 – 10:24 pm | One Comment

Our wine correspondent found himself at the LAB’s exhibition: Tonight you can call me Trish and TBG+S exhibition Against the Enamel. The resulting experience can only be described as “a floating oasis of energised drift” …

Wine Soak no. 14: The greatest challenge yet

November 26, 2013 – 8:50 am | Comments Off

Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Creek after being run over by a bicycle on the Grand Canal towpath found himself being consoled with several glasses of Domaine de Condamine de l’eveque Syrah at the opening …

Wine Soak no. 13: Bullied and battled at The Crusades

November 10, 2013 – 10:15 am | Comments Off

Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Creek escaping the stench of the drought ridden city found himself bullied, battled and a little melancholic at the opening of ‘The Crusades’ a show in The Drawing Project, Dun …

Wine Soak no. 12: “Telling Private Tales in Public Places”

October 6, 2013 – 2:20 pm | Comments Off

Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek found himself unwittingly divulging private and possibly incriminating information at the ‘Implicate Collaborative’ exhibition, Implicated, in the MART Gallery space in the former fire station on Rathmines Road Lower. …

Wine Soak no. 11: Transported by Galway Hooker

July 24, 2013 – 2:24 pm | Comments Off
Wine Soak no. 11: Transported by Galway Hooker

Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Creek found himself transported by Galway Hooker at the opening of “From Galway to Leenane: Perceptions of Landscape” at the National Gallery of Ireland.
A seagull wailed in the distance, high …

Wine Soak no. 10: Until I Was Senseless

July 17, 2013 – 2:24 pm | Comments Off

Our Wine Correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek found himself getting senseless at the Project Arts Centre’s exhibition, “Until It Makes Sense”, an extraordinary encounter with the first of four episodes showing the work of Mario García …

Wine Soak no. 9: Cloud Confusions

June 30, 2013 – 8:27 pm | Comments Off
Wine Soak no. 9: Cloud Confusions

Our wine correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek found himself falling between two stools after the opening of “Cloud Illusions I Recall” an exhibition in the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
I had the great pleasure to attend …

Wine Soak no.8: ROTATOR

April 5, 2013 – 9:14 am | Comments Off

Our wine correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek found himself spinning out of control at the opening of ROTATOR a series of performances and events by Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty that took place at Pallas Projects/Studios. …

Wine Soak no.7: Ligvine Strikes Again

January 23, 2013 – 9:53 pm | Comments Off

In our seventh installment our correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek reluctantly attends the opening of the annual Turner exhibition in the National Gallery but finds some solace in the spiritual works of James Hennessy.
It was a …

Wine Soak no.6: Catholic Intemperance

December 9, 2012 – 10:02 pm | Comments Off

In episode six, our correspondent Jakob Ligvine Kreek finds himself at the launch of a book reissuing the essays of the late Hubert Butler. While despairing an increase of €1 excise on a bottle of …

Wine Soak no.5: A Sobering Awareness

June 17, 2012 – 11:11 am | Comments Off

In the fifth episode of our series, Jacob Ligvine Kreek visits two art exhibitions currently running in Dublin. At one of them, he finds himself completely sober.
I recently received an invitation to attend a “pop-up” …

Wine Soak no.4: Challenging Times

April 17, 2012 – 11:22 am | 9 Comments

In the fourth of our series, Jacob Ligvine Kreek explores the world of emerging art and wine at the exhibition opening of (Re)structures in the new space “eight..” at 8 Dawson Street.
Through the art vines …

Wine Soak no.2: Where The Hell Was I?

November 27, 2011 – 4:41 pm | Comments Off

The second in a series in which Jacob Ligvine Kreek goes in search of suitable refreshments at Dublin exhibition openings.
A number of possibilities presented themselves for last Thursdays evening’s entertainment, but after some deliberation I …

Wine Soak no. 1

November 23, 2011 – 2:42 pm | Comments Off

The first in a series of occasional columns in which noted flâneur and wine expert, Jacob Ligvine Kreek, reports on what was on offer at a recent Dublin exhibition opening.
I had the extreme pleasure of …