This Modernist Love


Posted 4 weeks ago in Arts and Culture

Taphouse september 2019

Matthew Retallick is a Manchester-based curator and writer whose family hails from Terenure. He’s also the instigator of modernist.ie which documents design modernism in Ireland from 1916-1996.

“I started the project after a conversation in a pub. Nobody would believe me that Ireland had a significant modernist design legacy, so I set up the account to prove that wrong. I receive messages all the time from people who tell me that the project has allowed them to think differently about design in Ireland, and that’s the goal – for Irish people to claim their modern design, and for it to inspire new work and new conversations.”

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