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Cloud Illusions I Recall
22 June – 25 August 2013
New Galleries, IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Cindy Sherman, Untitled # 428, 1976/2005, b/w photograph, 19 x 12,7 cm (unframed), 7,5 x 5 inches (unframed), 25,4 x 20,3 cm (framed), 10 x 8 inches (framed), Edition 3/20, MSPM CSH 05680, Courtesy of the artist, Metro Pictures New York and Sprueth Magers Berlin London.
Cloud Illusions I Recall explores concepts of the poetic and the imagination of cinema and is co-curated by artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Cerith Wyn Evans, and Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator: Head of Exhibitions, IMMA. This exhibition, which takes its title from the Joni Mitchell 1969 classic Both Sides Now, offers a unique and wide-ranging exploration of the relationship between art and cinema, one which is central to contemporary art. The selection of works on display spans generations, and includes some of the most important artists of recent times, such as Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha, Marcel Broodthaers, James Coleman, Peter Doig, Allen Ruppersberg, Samuel Beckett and Andrei Tarkovsky, with Lady Clementina Hawarden. Film screenings of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's iconic Red Shoes are also included.
Two special works have been created for Cloud Illusions I Recall, a choral performance of Beckett's Imagination Dead Imagine, conceived by Cerith Wyn Evans for IMMA, and the premiere of the unique performance of Lola Montes by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Irish Film Institute and is supported by the French Embassy in Ireland and the Institut Francais.
A panel discussion, Art and Film: The Magnificent Obsession, will take place on Saturday 22 June, in partnership with the Irish Film Institute. Participants in this event will include artists, film-makers and academics, engaging in a discussion of the complex and ever-evolving relationship between art and cinema.
A fully-illustrated artists’ book, published by IMMA, will accompany the exhibition.
A limited edition print by Peter Doig will be available. Price €80.00.
The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Irish Film Institute.
With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland www.ambafrance-ie.org and the Institut Francais.