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Engagement and Learning > Talks, Lectures & Events

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(External) You can listen back to a selection of previous Talks by visiting our (External) 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 2016

20 Jul 2016
Artists Performative Response: Carol Rama/Aideen Barry
Working between the personnel and kinetic, artist Aideen Barry presents a live performative film that invites the public to experience contested spaces of the domestic, studio and gallery as it relates to ideas of obsession, claustrophobia, and femininity in both artists’ practice.

16 Jul 2016
The IMMA SUMMER PARTY returns for a third year on Saturday 16 July with a truly unique nighttime celebration of music, art, performance, food and drinks in the buildings and grounds of IMMA. This event is SOLD OUT.

14 Jul 2016
Live Performance: E.gress Tour Closing Event
This closing event marks the final stage of the E.gress National Tour; a mapping of reflections, inspiration and learning gathered along the way together with a presentation of new artworks and responses. Titled, The Blanks and Trap-Doors, this event is presented by IMMA in partnership with Marie Brett.

12 Jul 2016
Lecture: Griselda Pollock - Carol Rama, Creative Practices as Dissidence in the Feminist Century
Internationally acclaimed feminist theorist and art historian, Griselda Pollock is known for her consistent generation of feminist theory and new forms of visual and aesthetic analysis. Over forty years Pollock has explored the complex relations between femininity, modernity, and representation in modern and contemporary art, film and cultural theory. In her lecture Pollock will use the work of Carol Rama as a focus for a reconsideration of artist-women as figures of creative dissidence in modernist art and culture, reminding us of the radical gestures of feminist resistance to the perpetual menace of fascist thinking in all its forms.

07 Jul 2016
Panel Discussion: Lessons in social & creative pedagogies for our time
Drawing on recent debates on art and design education and socially engaged art practice, this discussion revisits overlooked models of schooling and informal education systems of the past, as a framework to address the social functioning and potential of artistic education today and the diverse communities they serve, in contrast to linear curriculum models.

22 Jun 2016
Seminar: Sexuality, Identity & the State
Comprising of presentations by artists, writers, curators, educators and psychoanalysts, this seminar address issues of gender, sexuality, identity and the state as it relates to the work of artists, Hennessy, Rama and others. Participants will draw on queer theory, feminism and psychoanalysis across a wide range of disciplines, considering wider research agendas that span the history of art, culture and society.

04 Mar 2016
23 Jul 2016
Curators Lunchtime Talk Series : Drop In
Join IMMA curators for insightful exhibition walkthroughs, where a thematic selection of artworks are explored in detail, providing background information on IMMA’s exhibition programme. See the schedule for respective exhibitions and participating curators on the next page.

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For further details about the programme email , Assistant Curator, Talks and Public Programmes, IMMA.


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