Crystal ball gazing can be tricky, as good on paper doesn’t always equate to good in person, but there’s still plenty to tickle the artistic fancy coming up in 2024. One of these exhibitions has already opened; the other nine should be well worth waiting for.
Everyone needs to eat, a truth that the Turner Prize-nominated art and architecture collective Cooking Sections explore and exploit as they look at the world’s food systems in the light of sustainability and climate change. This will be the first Irish exhibition of the group that was established in London in 2013 by Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe. Including installations, films and live performances that explore the damaging effects of intensive farming methods, the exhibition will also feature work made for the Model. Tidal Commons will see the artists working with local participants to look at the often vexed question of seaweed harvesting, mapping the rejection of planning applications for locals to harvest seaweed, and the tensions caused by licenses being sold elsewhere. Enough to whet the appetite?