Mary Swanzy, Modern Irish Master
Pre-dating Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett by several years, Mary Swanzy can arguably be identified as Ireland’s first ‘modernist’ painter. However, her experimentation with a wide range of styles, along with her reluctance to participate in large exhibitions led to her being critically side-lined and although one of the most iconic and recognisable of modern Irish artists, there has not been a substantial retrospective of her work since 1968. This exhibition aims to make a definitive study of her work.
26 Oct 2018 17 Feb 2019
Wolfgang Tillmans has shown his work in previous group exhibitions at IMMA but this will be his first solo exhibition at the museum, and his first solo project in Ireland. The exhibition is expected to include new works from the artist who had a major show at Tate London earlier this year.