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O’Connell Street


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  • This street is the backbone of Limerick city, running parallel to the River Shannon and home to numerous shops, restaurants, and offices.
  • Originally named George’s Street, it was renamed O’Connell Street in 1913 after the 19th-century political leader Daniel O’Connell, who is also memorialised with a monument at the crossroads between O’Connell Street and The Crescent.
  • The street has been used as a venue for EVA for two editions, in 2003 and 1996.
  • This site was one of 12 listed venues for the 20th edition of EVA in 1996, curated by Guy Tortosa (b. 1961, France). Felix Gonzalez-Torres (b. 1957, Cuba; d. 1996) presented Untitled (America), which included a series of electric lights suspended across the street.
  • Gonzalez-Torres was known for creating minimal installations, which often functioned as personal and political meditations on private and public life.
  • His work for EVA in 1996 was installed shortly after his death from AIDS-related causes in January of that year.

Artwork presented at this venue

Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eight Amendment, 2018.