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The Crescent, O’Connell Street


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  • The Crescent is the site of a free-standing bronze figurative sculpture of the Irish political leader Daniel O’Connell, surrounded by Georgian terraced townhouses.
  • The sculpture was designed by John Hogan (b. 1800, Ireland; d. 1858) and unveiled in 1857. It was the first outdoor public statue of Daniel O’Connell in Ireland.
  • This site was one of 12 listed venues for the 24th edition of EVA in 2000, curated by Rosa Martínez (b. 1955, Spain). Ebru Ozseçen (b. 1971, Turkey) created the installation Forget Me Not (2000), for which hundreds of purple violas were planted to surround the monument to Daniel O’Connell.
  • Ozseçen’s artwork made reference to Sigmund’s Freud’s The Interpretations of Dreams, in which he linked the language of flowers to sexual violence.

Artwork presented at this venue

Ebru Ozseçen, Forget Me Not, 2000.