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(I’m Always Touched) By Your Presence, Dear - New Acquisitions

(I’m Always Touched) By Your Presence, Dear, is an exhibition of works acquired by the Irish Museum of Modern Art since 2003. Featuring 37 pieces, acquired through purchase, donation and long-term loan, the exhibition concentrates mainly, but not exclusively, on new media.  The exhibition includes film-works by Pierre Huyghe, Lu Chunsheng and Brian Duggan, an installation by Dorothy Cross, a painting by Hughie O’Donoghue and a photo work by Candida Höfer. The exhibition also includes William Scott’s Parallel Forms Orange, 1971 and Once,1986 by Sean Scully, acquired with a special subvention made available by the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism in 2006.

Pierre Huyghe, Block Party, Grandmaster Flash, 2002, Polaroid photograph from the work Block Party, 2002, 5’30’’, 16mm film transferred onto hard disk, Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/ParisCecily Brennan, Melancholia, 2005, Watercolour, 75 x 55 cms, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2006Liam O'Callaghan, Chaos and dreams yet to come, 2005, Mixed Media, Variable, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2006


(I’m Always Touched) By Your Presence, Dear grapples, both conceptually and visually, with issues of memory and sentimentality, and with the part which our own identity plays in the very process of being touched by an artistic “object of desire”. The title of the exhibition is taken from a 1978 song by the American punk rock band Blondie.

Please download the following link to view the list of works in the exhibition:

>arrow link List of Works: (I'm Always Touched) By Your Presence, Dear (Word doc 2000 - 64KB)

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