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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 2018

01 Aug 2018
09 Nov 2018
Curators Lunchtime Talk Series : Drop In
Join IMMA in house curators for an insightful walkthrough of current exhibitions in the galleries.

05 Oct 2018
13:00 to 13:45
Artist Response / Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
Artist Roxana Manouchehri reflects on the craft, skills and artistic traditions of her native country Iran, in which to discuss the IMMA exhibition Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Sunset, Sunrise

09 Oct 2018
18:00 to 20:30
Keynote Lecture & Screening / Helen de Witt : New Directions in Feminist Film
Drawing on IMMAs recent programme featuring the work of pioneering women filmmakers such as Yvonne Rainer, Helen de Witt, curator, advisor BFI London Film Festival discusses new directions in experimental and artists film concentrating on Rainers influence on feminist film practices from the 1970s to present. This talk traces the key themes, narratives and practitioners that have preoccupied this highly influential period in artists cinema and experimental film practice.

20 Oct 2018
15:00 to 16:30
Artist Talk/ Wolfgang Tillmans - Rebuilding the Future
In advance of the Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition opening at IMMA from the 26 October 2018, internationally renowned artist Tillmans presents a keynote talk on his most recent projects.

01 Nov 2018
18:30 to 20:00
Screening & Artist Discussion / Marie Brett - Last Breath
Comprising of a screening and discussion with the artist Marie Brett - Last Breath is a new filmic artwork by Brett exploring ideas of an ultimate great unknown: the experience of death and dying. To follow a screening of this work – Brett and invited guest Patricia Lysaght discuss the traditions, rituals and folklore imagination of death and the dying experience in relation to a changing Ireland and more broadly in a secular society. Chaired by art writer and curator, Catherine Marshall

03 Nov 2018
13:00 to 14:00
Curators Lecture / Sean Kissane - Mary Swanzy, Voyages
Sean Kissane, Curator, Exhibition discusses the major restrospective Mary Swanzy, Voyages, at IMMA. This is the first retrospective exhibition on the work of iconic artist Mary Swanzy since1968 offers a major review of Swanzys work.

14 Nov 2018
18:30 to 19:30
Critical Response & Lecture / Vali Mahlouji
Examining the relationship between revolutions and repression of art and artists, London-based curator Vali Mahlouji traces the socio-political situations that led to the Iranian Revolution and Islamic Revolution that saw artists of Farmanfarmaian’s generation seek political exile elsewhere. As a vital context to access Farmanfarmaian’s legacy and artistic meaning in Iran today - Mahlouji explores issues of exile/return and displacement across interconnected global realities and intercultural dialogues.

05 Dec 2018
18:30 to 19:30
Lecture / Louise Wallace - Modernism, Gender, Space in Swanzys Paintings
Artist Louise Wallace (Associate Lecturer in Fine & Applied Art: Painting Belfast School of Art) discusses themes of gender, interior space, domesticity and womens labour that characterise some of the most definitive works comprising of the IMMA exhibition Mary Swanzy, Voyages.

07 Dec 2018
13:00 to 14:00
Gallery Talk / Liz Cullinane: Swanzys Life and Work
Artist and researcher Liz Cullinane draws on her biographical investigations into Swanzys life long career and shares some of the most fascinating discoveries to emerge out of the artists own records, archives, and accounts from those closest to her.

13 Dec 2018
18:00 to 19:00
Keynote Response / Lecture: World View, A Survey of Tillmans Practice
IMMA is delighted to present a keynote lecture by renowned writer / curator Mark Godfrey in response to the IMMA exhibition - Wolfgang Tillmans, Rebuilding the Future. Godfrey surveys Tillmans distinctive approach to photography and explores the global events that prompt Tillmans to address different sets of political, social and technological concerns comprising his most visually arresting works to emerge from the 1990s onwards.

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