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Are jee be? Haroon Mirza
8 March – 8 June 2014, Admission Free
Haroon Mirza , Digital Switchover, 2012, Installation View, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St.Gallen, 2012, 1 x control box, 4 x active speakers, 1 x relay, 1 x DVD player, 1 x TFT monitor, LEDs, foam. Courtesy the artist and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Photo Gunnar Meier, © Haroon Mirza
Mirza’s exhibition features remnants of the recent Eileen Gray exhibition at IMMA. Occupying the same gallery spaces, the Gray exhibition acts as a ‘readymade’ from which Mirza remixs elements to create a new visual and sonic installation. The new site-specific work, System,has been carefully conceived in response to the very particular architecture of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The title of Mirza’s new work references the name of the Dublin based '90s nightclub venue System, which although only in existence for a few years framed a very specific moment in music, a genre of which heavily influences the artist’s work.
The exhibition also features a sequence of Solar Powered LED Circuit Compositions directly from the artist’s studio and a new departure in Mirza’s practice. These panels are controlled and activated by the amount of light in the space, and will change according to the time of day. Mirza also presents, in a new way, the infamous Björk YouTube video in which she poetically explains how she believes a TV works whilst dismantling the device.
Alongside IMMA, Mirza will present solo exhibitions in 2014 at Le Grande Café, Centre d'Art Contemporain, France; and at the Villa Savoye, France. He won the Daiwa Art Foundation Prize (2012), he was awarded the Silver Lion Award at the 54th Venice Biennale Illuminations (2011), and the Northern Art Prize (2010).
Please Note: Visitors are warned that this exhibition contains flashing lights.
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Click here to watch video of artist Haroon Mirza talking about his exhibition and IMMA curator Rachael Thomas.
Lecture: A Critical Response to Haroon Mirza's exhibition Are jee be?
'90s Club Night at IMMA in association with Totally Dublin! - SOLD OUT
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The event is kindly sponsored by Tiger Beer, The Picture Works and Damson Diner.
Publication on Haroon Mirza Are jee bee?
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication supported by Lisson Gallery, London, which includes contributions by Christophe Cox (Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College, Massachusetts); Michael Eng (Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, John Carroll University, Ohio); Declan Long (Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD, Dublin); Rachael Thomas (Senior Curator: Head of Exhibitions, IMMA); Séamus McCormack (Projects Co-ordinator: Exhibitions, IMMA); and an interview with Mirza and Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Co-Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London). The publication is just €15.00. Click here to buy from the IMMA Shop
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Mirza launched http://www.o-o-o-o.co.uk/ which invites artists and musicians to download audio samples from his work, remix them, and then upload them back to the site via Sound Cloud.
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Haroon Mirza, The System, 2014, Foam, LEDs, custom multi-media player, electronics, speakers, 3 channel video, copper tape, mic cable, wire, bell, computer fan, ephemera from previous Eileen Gray exhibition. Installation View, Are jee be? Haroon Mirza, Irish Museum of Modern Art. Courtesy the artist. © Haroon Mirza. Photograph by Davey Moore
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