An exhibition in the Chelsea Art Museum, New York, features notorious Irish art collective Grupat.

Still from "The Faerie Queene" by Violetta Mahon

IRISH NEED NOT APPLY runs from 15 April to 15 May 2010 and features the work of Irish art collective Grúpat.

The collective's work ranges from love letters written by teenage Dubliners to the costumes of drag flaneur The Dowager Marchylove and presentations of previously unexhibited 17th century Irish alchemical vessels. This exhibition is curated by internationally renowned composer Jennifer Walshe.

"whimsical but radical " Alex Ross, The New Yorker

"...leaps of intuition and creativity; there is at points something like an ecstasy of making here.....something that is so much more than the sum of its parts" Louise Gray, The Wire

IRISH NEED NOT APPLY was made possible with funding from the Arts Council of Ireland