IMMA Collection: Coast-Lines
Drawing on the paradox implicit in the word ‘coastline’ - for never has a coast followed a linear course - the title of this exhibition throws a line
around a 12 month programme of changing displays of artworks and archival material that will explore our sense of place, perception, representation and memory.
13 Oct 2017 16 Sep 2018
Lennon, Porous Plane
Porous Plane, a solo exhibition by Lennon, presents a range of work from the 1970s to the present which includes 1/3/92B, 1992, from the IMMA Collection and Folded/Unfolded MM 1972 (for Fiona), 2017, shown originally in Lennon’s first solo exhibition at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin in 1972 and remade especially for the IMMA Galleries as part of this exhibition.
15 Feb 2018 02 Sep 2018
IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Ethics of Scrutiny, Curated by Daphne Wright
This is the second exhibition to be presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project - a five-year loan of 52 works by renowned artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The Ethics of Scrutiny takes aspects of Freud’s intimate studio practice as a starting point to explore themes of vulnerability, longing and loss that permeate the painter’s work.
24 Mar 2018 08 Jul 2018
Frank Bowling, Mappa Mundi
This comprehensive retrospective of the work of seminal British artist Frank Bowling (b. British Guiana, 1934) is the artist’s first major exhibition in Ireland. Showcasing Bowling’s work from the 1960s onwards and covering major developments within his practice, this vital exhibition also includes material from the Frank Bowling archive, and several films featuring footage and interviews with the artist.
26 Apr 2018 16 Sep 2018
IMMA Collection: Brian O’Doherty Language and Space
This exhibition will coincide with the 10th anniversary of The Burial of Patrick Ireland (1972-2008), a performance in which Patrick Ireland, the artistic alias adopted by Brian O’Doherty in 1972, was waked and buried at IMMA, in a gesture of celebration of peace in Northern Ireland. According to fellow artist Robert Rauschenberg, Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland was “always a line man” and this display will celebrate his lifelong dedication to drawing, in particular to works related to his interest in the ancient Celtic Ogham script.
11 May 2018 16 Sep 2018
Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2018
IMMA is delighted to present the third year of the Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection. In 2016 Hennessy Ireland formed a unique partnership with IMMA to help fund the purchase of important works by Irish and Irish based artists for the National Collection. Artists Kevin Atherton, David Beattie, Rhona Byrne, Mark Garry, Maireád McClean, Dennis McNulty, Ciarán Murphy and Yuri Pattison have joined the Collection to date.
01 Jun 2018 21 Oct 2018
Andrea Geyer, When We
IMMA is delighted to present a solo exhibition by artist Andrea Geyer. Growing in stature internationally, this is the first time the German-American artist’s work will be shown in Ireland.
01 Jun 2018 21 Oct 2018
Andrea Geyer, No Wind Shuts Eyes Open
The live work No Wind Shuts Eyes Open (2017, 2018) is a song composed by Geyer as an impromptu performance in museum galleries. The song can be learned by anyone and sung alone or in groups. Over the course of Geyer’s exhibition at IMMA, the work will be performed by IMMA staff in the exhibition galleries of Coastlines on sporadic occasions. The lyrics and melody are available online and below. You are also welcomed to sing it aloud as you wish.