The Exhibitions of IMMA
A current listing of all exhibitions and upcoming talks at IMMA is below.
Sam Jury: All Things Being Equal
Until 23 August
Created in Dublin while Sam Jury was in residency at IMMA, All Things Being Equal is a film which explores an intimate event, depicting the repetitive movements of a figure in confinement, beleaguered by water.
5 June 2015 – 13 September 2015
Poet, artist and writer Etel Adnan was born in 1925 in Beirut and currently lives between California and Paris. Adnan studied literature at the Sorbonne, Paris, and philosophy at U.C Berkeley and Harvard. In 1984, she worked with Robert Wilson on his opera CIVILwarS and has exhibited internationally. Her recent publications include Master of the Eclipse (2009), Seasons (2008), In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country (2005), and In/somnia (2002).
Stan Douglas: Mise en scene
5 June 2015 – 20 September 2015
We are delighted to present this major exhibition presented in collaboration with Kunsthaus Munich and Musée d'Art Contemporain de Nîmes. The exhibition focuses on Douglas’s recent photography, including the critically acclaimed series, Malabar People, Mid Century Studio and Disco Angola. The exhibition will include his major new film workLuanda Kinshasa.
El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State
Until 18 October
El Lissitzky: The Artist and the State brings to Ireland for the first time an extraordinary body of El Lissitzky works generously lent to IMMA by the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, shown alongside archival material related to Alice Milligan and Maud Gonne’s theatrical tableaux, and newly commissioned and recent works by Rossella Biscotti (Italy 1978), Núria Güell (Spain 1981), Sarah Pierce (USA 1968) and Hito Steyerl (Germany 1966).
What We call Love: from surrealism to Now
Opening 12 September (Preview night 11 September)
Love is a subject of great relevance in Ireland today, as our understanding and definitions of love expand with the changing face of contemporary society. Featuring a fantastic collection of masterworks by some of the most important figures in modern art - such as Constantin Brancusi, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Meret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso; iconic works by the most significant artists of recent times – Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovi?, Louise Bourgeois, Nan Goldin, Damien Hirst, Rebecca Horn, Carolee Schneemann, Wolfgang Tillmans - and new commissions by artists Lucy Andrews, Séamus Nolan, Garrett Phelan and Jeremy Shaw - What We Call Love invites the audience to consider what love means to them with a series of talks, events, film screenings and debates alongside the exhibition.
IMMA25: Steve Simpson 'Sketch-Crawl'
Sunday 23rd August, 12noon - 3pm, IMMA
Bring along your sketchbook and join award winning illustrative designer, Steve Simpson, for sketch-crawl fun around the grounds of IMMA exploring the inspirational architecture and gardens. For 18-25 year olds only.
Heritage Week Family Workshop – New Art in an Old Place
Sunday, 2-4pm / 23 and 30 August
Explore the historic Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the artworks at IMMA during a hands-on family workshop as part of Ireland’s Heritage Week – it’s drop-ion and free.