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You can listen back to a selection of previous Talks by visiting our soundcloud channel. IMMA has a dynamic talks programme with regular contributions from artists, historians and curators, all discussing underlying themes from the Exhibitions and Collection programmes at IMMA.

Selected recordings are part of the IMMA Audio Archive in operation from 1991 to present.

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Booking is essential for all Talks and Lectures at IMMA. Tickets are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. Find below details and booking information for the current programme. Please check back regularly as new talks and events are added each month.

Talks, Lectures & Events 2017

19 Jan 2018
20 Apr 2018
Curators Lunchtime Talk Series : Drop In
Join IMMA in house curators for an insightful walkthrough of current exhibitions in the galleries.

14 Mar 2018
18:30 to 19:30
Lecture / Sarah Victoria Turner
Returning to the London art world into which Crozier arrived in 1957, this talk will situate Croziers painting within the artistic and intellectual circles which shaped Crozier and his early work. Presented by Sarah Victoria Turner is Deputy Director for Research at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London.

24 Mar 2018
13:45 to 14:15
Talk & Opening / Frank Bowling, Mappa Mundi
Anna Schneider, Exhibitions, Haus der Kunst, Munich introduces the work of Guyanese-born British painter Frank Bowling (b. British Guiana, 1934), in the context of a major touring retrospective that opens at IMMA.

27 Mar 2018
18:30 to 20:00
Seminar Series - Part I / Civil War
Exploring the continuum of war and the complexities of civil conflict from past to present, shared and diverging histories will be examined by Giath Taha (Documentary Photographer, Syria); Paddy Woodworth (Author, Journalist, Irish Times); Colm Laighneach (Member of Hidden Voices, an international conflict resolution body based in Ireland). Chaired by Susan McKay ( Author and Journalist), the Seminar more broadly calls to question What Can Art do in a War?

06 Apr 2018
13:00 to 14:15
The 38th EVA International at IMMA: Talk & Introduction
Coinciding with the EVA presentation in the IMMA Project Spaces, an opening talk will be presented by EVA Curator Inti Guerrero, followed by an informal in-conversation between artist Locky Morris and EVA Director / CEO Matt Packer.

14 Apr 2018
09:30 to 17:00
In rethinking Freud & The Contemporary - the symposium takes its cue from several exhibition themes comprising the IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Ethics of Scrutiny – in which to consider the human condition, the body, materiality, gender, the artist gaze, intimacy versus detachment, as well as the ethics of representation and shifts in meaning and identity over time. Speakers include: Catherine Lampert / Elena Crippa / Brian Dillon / Christina Kennedy / Daphne Wright / Nick Miller / Angela Griffith / Nathan O’ Donnell / Trisha Brennan / Laura Fitzgerald / Richard John Jones / Sue Rainsford / John Lalor.

18 Apr 2018
13:15 to 14:00
Curators Response Michael Dempsey / The Aleppo Paintings
Michael Dempsey, Head of Exhibitions, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, explores the theme of war and the language of painting in response to Maguire’s visceral painting series, War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings.This talk takes the form of a gallery walk through, places are limited.

27 Apr 2018
14:30 to 16:30
Seminar Series: Part II / Bearing Witness – Creative & Critical Practice on the Frontline
Exploring the continuum of war and the complexities of civil conflict; part two of this Seminar series considers the power and agency of witness, observation and reportage on the front line.Speakers include Brian Maguire (Artist); Lara Marlowe (Author, France Correspondent and Journalist, Irish Times); Elisa Perrigueur (Film maker and Activist, Paris), Ed Vulliamy (Writer, The Guardian and The Observer, UK) and Razan Ibraheem (Journalist, Syria / Ireland).

11 May 2018
12 May 2018
Talks & Live Performances / Yvonne Rainer, Selected Works
Yvonne Rainer, regarded by many as one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years. IMMA presents the iconic early works of Yvonne Rainer including film and dance, and brings the legendary artist to Dublin for a historic conversation about her career.

18 May 2018
13:00 to 14:00
Keynote Lecture on Yvonne Rainer / Chris Dercon
Chris Dercon, Former director Volksbühne Berlin and director Tate Modern, presents a keynote lecture on the occasion of featuring selected works by pioneering dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer Yvonne Rainer at IMMA.

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