Running until 2010, e v+ a was Ireland's pre-eminent annual exhibition of contemporary art, featuring artists from home and abroad selected by a leading international curator. Each e v+ a exhibition is documented in book form, with a keynote essay by the curator (in this 29th year, Dan Cameron), and comprehensive documentation on all of the artists and works in that year's exhibition. Each volume is copiously illustrated with 200-400 illustrations, accompanied by artists' statements and short biographical note, making this annual publication the most visually arresting catalogue of contemporary art in Ireland. The e v+ a books were designed and produced by Gandon Editions from 1998 to 2010, when ev+a ceased being an annual event. In 2000, a new, more book-like octavo format was adopted, with an illustration-led design. All of the volumes in the octavo series are still in print, as are some earlier volumes. This volume features 72 Irish and international artists.
"Venice is restrictive and outmoded. e v+ a is more flexible and that makes it more forward-looking." - Salah Hassan, curator, ev+a 2001 "Every year we are taken by surprise by this annual record of the extraordinary Limerick event when the whole city is infested with artists from the world over, installing installations and turning streets and shops and pubs into puzzles and places of astonishment. This is where everyone's so way out, they're avant the vanguard." - Books Ireland
Published by Gandon, Cork, 2005. Paperback, illustrated throughout in colour,