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Events Calendar > May 2017

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Heritage

22 May 2017 ROSC 50 – 1967 / 2017 | Fifty years following the start of the Rosc Exhibitions
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Rosc exhibition in Ireland. These pivotal, and often controversial, exhibitions were the first major series of large scale international art exhibitions in Ireland, at a time when Ireland did not have a National Museum of Contemporary Art. Rosc took place approximately every four years between 1967 and 1988, with IMMA being founded in 1991. ...

Artists' Residency Programme

04 Jul - 30 Jun 2017 The Venice Biennale Production Residency
The Venice Biennale Production Residency Working with curator Tessa Giblin as commissioner, artist Jesse Jones has taken up a studio residency at IMMA. ...

06 Dec - 30 May 2017 Margaret O'Brien | IE
Margaret O’Brien’s work explores the nature of the in-between, and our individual negotiations of time and space within the everyday. ...

08 May - 08 Jun 2017 Bharti Parmar | UK
Bharti Parmar's work is underpinned by interdisciplinary research-based enquiry and informed by the poetics of historical objects. ...

Talks, Lectures and Events

01 Feb - 12 May 2017 Curators Lunchtime Talk Series : Drop In
Join IMMAs in house curators for an insightful walkthrough of current exhibitions in the galleries ...

05 May 2017 IMMA/NIVAL : ROSC 50 - 1967 / 2017 - Opening Talk
Join Sean Kissane (Curator Exhibitions, IMMA) for an opening introduction of ROSC 50-1967 / 2017, a research project presented in IMMA’s Project Spaces from 05 May – 18 June 2017. ...

06 May - 31 May 2017 IMMA / IFI Screening Series - As Above, So Below
In response to the major exhibition As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics, 13 April-27 August 2017, the IFI and IMMA present a special series of selected films that looks at narratives of mysticism, occult and transcendence in feature titles and artists experimental Film. ...

17 May 2017 IMMA/Nival ROSC 50 - 1967 / 2017 Lunchtime Talk: Brenda Moore-McCann
Art historian, writer and appointed researcher of the IMMA/NIVAL: ROSC 50 - 1967 / 2017 project, Brenda Moore-McCann shares artists’ testimonies on the various ways ROSC supported some of the most iconic artworks made at the time by Brian O’Doherty, Marina Abramovic and others ...

23 May 2017 Book Workshop & Launch: Even the Dead Rise Up – Convened by Francis McKee
Francis McKee, Irish writer and Director, Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK convenes a writing workshop event, based on mediumistic techniques that inform his new book Even the Dead Rise Up. Tracing global manifestations of mysticism, the occult and political dissent, Mckee’s shares his personnel journey of becoming a spiritual medium, and the people personnel journey of becoming a spiritual medium, the people and practices he encountered and the ways this inspires creative, critical and intuitive methods of writing . ...

31 May 2017 ROSC 50 - 1967 / 2017: Artists’ Discussion
Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of ROSC, IMMA invites artists to come together in conversation to reflect on the direct experiences of a particular generation of artists associated with the ROSC exhibitions. speakers include Katy Prendergast, Nigel Rolfe, Robert Ballagh and others. Chaired by Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections, IMMA. ...

Collection

28 Apr - 07 May 2017 IMMA Collection: A Decade
IMMA, as the national cultural institution for collecting modern and contemporary art, aims to acquire examples of the most significant Irish art of the day as well as key works by international artists many of whom have been part of the museum’s temporary exhibition and residency programmes. ...

15 Jul - 07 May 2017 The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection supports the acquisition of works by artists not yet represented by the IMMA Collection. The exhibition showcases the four Irish based artists whose work will now join IMMA’s Collection. The chosen artists for 2016, the first year of the fund, are Kevin Atherton, David Beattie, Rhona Byrne and Dennis McNulty. ...

20 Oct - 21 Oct 2017 IMMA Collection: Freud Project, 2016 – 2021
The IMMA Collection has secured a significant five-year loan of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The works, on loan from private collections, will be presented in a series of exhibitions in a dedicated Freud Centre in IMMA’s Garden Galleries for five years, 2016 - 2021. All 50 works will be shown during the first year. ...

Exhibitions

28 Apr - 07 May 2017 IMMA Collection: A Decade
IMMA, as the national cultural institution for collecting modern and contemporary art, aims to acquire examples of the most significant Irish art of the day as well as key works by international artists many of whom have been part of the museum’s temporary exhibition and residency programmes. ...

15 Jul - 07 May 2017 The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection supports the acquisition of works by artists not yet represented by the IMMA Collection of Contemporary and Modern Art. The Hennessy Art Fund exhibition showcases the four Irish based artists whose work will now join IMMA’s Collection, funded by Hennessy Ireland. The chosen artists for 2016, the first year of the fund, are Kevin Atherton, David Beattie, Rhona Byrne and Dennis McNulty. ...

21 Oct - 21 Oct 2017 IMMA Collection Freud Project, 2016 – 2021
IMMA has secured a significant five-year loan of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The works, on loan from private collections, will be presented in a series of exhibitions in a dedicated Freud Centre in IMMA’s Garden Galleries for five years, 2016 - 2021. All 50 works will be shown during the first year. ...

25 Nov - 07 May 2017 Duncan Campbell, The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy
Following his first major exhibition in Dublin at IMMA in 2014, Irish-born artist Duncan Campbell presents, The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy (2016), his first new work since winning the Turner Prize in 2014 and his first film based in the Republic of Ireland. ...

14 Feb - 05 Jun 2017 Jac Leirner, Institutional Ghost
Considered one of Brazil’s most important contemporary artists, this solo exhibition from Jac Leirner comprises of exciting recent and new work made in response to the architecture of IMMA. Leirner works across disciplines including sculpture, painting, installation and works on paper. ...

13 Apr - 27 Aug 2017 As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics
Featuring an exciting selection of modern masterworks, contemporary art and new commissions, IMMA presents a major international exhibition that looks at the role of spirituality in visual art. ...

05 May - 18 Jun 2017 ROSC 50 - 1967 / 2017
In 2017, to mark the 50th anniversary of the first ROSC, IMMA and NIVAL (the National Irish Visual Arts Library) are undertaking a collaborative research project to revisit the Irish art historical account of ROSC. ...

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