Anonymous artist puts on a show inspired by Wilde’s nephew's writings
Trinity College in Dublin is hosting a new exhibit focusing on the life and home of famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde.
The exhibit, “The House of Oscar Wilde, as imagined by Arthur Cravan,” brings to life the writings of artist Arthur Cravan about the famous uncle he never met, Oscar Wilde.
The House of Oscar Wilde is a multimedia project including a mise en scène based on Cravan’s writings about Wilde, live performances, and even a film screening. The exhibition is hosted at House 21 in Westland Row in Dublin, the birthplace of Oscar Wilde.
The project embodies a collective effort of many people around the world, including craftswomen in Mexico, an artist from Colombia, a translator from the US, a writer from the Netherlands, and an Irish actress.
The artist behind the exhibition is anonymous but has hosted previous events in Barcelona, Naples, Tel Aviv, Mexico City and Amsterdam. The event is curated by Vladimir Dotsenko at Trinity College.
The exhibition is showing at Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing from August 30 (live performance and opening at 6 pm) to September 6 with live performances on September 4 and 5, followed by a closing film screening and discussion on September 7.
More information is available on the House of Oscar Wilde Facebook page.