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26 Oct 2018
17 Feb 2019
Mary Swanzy, Modern Irish Master
Pre-dating Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett by several years, Mary Swanzy can arguably be identified as Ireland’s first ‘modernist’ painter. However, her experimentation with a wide range of styles, along with her reluctance to participate in large exhibitions led to her being critically side-lined and although one of the most iconic and recognisable of modern Irish artists, there has not been a substantial retrospective of her work since 1968. This exhibition aims to make a definitive study of her work.
26 Oct 2018
17 Feb 2019
Wolfgang Tillmans has shown his work in previous group exhibitions at IMMA but this will be his first solo exhibition at the museum, and his first solo project in Ireland. The exhibition is expected to include new works from the artist who had a major show at Tate London earlier this year.
10 Aug 2018
02 Dec 2018
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Sunset, Sunrise
IMMA presents the work of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, one of today’s most prominent contemporary Iranian artists and a key figure of the New York art scene during the 1960s and 70s. Sunset, Sunrise is a poetic and spiritual exhibition, drawing on the diversity of Monir’s practice over a period of 40 years.
11 May 2018
16 Sep 2018
Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2018
IMMA is delighted to present the third year of the Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection. In 2016 Hennessy Ireland formed a unique partnership with IMMA to help fund the purchase of important works by Irish and Irish based artists for the National Collection. Artists Kevin Atherton, David Beattie, Rhona Byrne, Mark Garry, Maireád McClean, Dennis McNulty, Ciarán Murphy and Yuri Pattison have joined the Collection to date.
04 May 2018
05 May 2018
Pioneering dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer Yvonne Rainer is one of the most influential artistic figures of the last fifty years. Her work has been foundational across multiple disciplines and movements. One of Rainer’s most influential dance pieces, Trio A with Flags (1966), will be performed live together with her works Talking Solo from Terrain (1963) and Chair/Pillow (1969), and Rainer herself will be in Dublin for an historic conversation about her career.
26 Apr 2018
16 Sep 2018
Brian O’Doherty, Language and Line: The Structural Plays and other works
This exhibition will coincide with the 10th anniversary of The Burial of Patrick Ireland (1972-2008), a performance which took place at IMMA in which Patrick Ireland, the artistic alias adopted by Brian O’Doherty in 1972, was waked and buried, in a gesture of celebration of peace in Northern Ireland. According to fellow artist Robert Rauschenberg, Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland was “always a line man” and this display will celebrate his lifelong dedication to drawing, in particular to works related to his interest in the ancient Celtic Ogham script.
24 Mar 2018
08 Jul 2018
Frank Bowling, Mappa Mundi
This comprehensive retrospective of the work of seminal British artist Frank Bowling (b. British Guiana, 1934) is the artist’s first major exhibition in Ireland. Showcasing Bowling’s work from the 1960s onwards and covering major developments within his practice, this vital exhibition also includes material from the Frank Bowling archive, and several films featuring footage and interviews with the artist.
15 Feb 2018
02 Sep 2018
IMMA Collection: Freud Project, Ethics of Scrutiny, curated by Daphne Wright
In Lucian Freud's portraits, painted over weeks, months or even years, we see a body of work that examines the complex relationships between artist and sitter. Curated by artist Daphne Wright, this exhibition takes these specific aspects of Freud’s intimate studio practice as a starting point to explore themes of vulnerability, longing and loss that permeate the painter’s work.
26 Jan 2018
06 May 2018
Brian Maguire, War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings
This new exhibition brings together Brian Maguire’s latest body of work, resulting from a visit to Syria in 2017. It is shown in the context of earlier work made in response to the refugee crises hitting Europe’s shores as a result of the Syrian conflict. The Aleppo Paintings document the ruined buildings of the city, offering a visceral and stark insight into the physical consequences of war and the international arms trade that fuels all conflict.
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