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Six clour gels fixed to the existing glazed openings.

Main entrance and reception area of museum.
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, 2008.

Created during his residency, as a site-specific response to The Irish Museum of Modern Art, FESTA is an architectural intervention by Maltese artist Norbert Francis Attard. It is the colour you see beckoning to you and that tells you which door to come to. You look through it before you enter the building at all. Without picking up a paintbrush Attard paints for us with light and colour as painters always have done. This is not surprising as he used to be an abstract painter and the memory of many acts of painting is certainly here, embodied, shining for us, revealing the shifting relationship between light and colour and how one makes the other.

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