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You can listen back to a selection of previous Talks by visiting our soundcloud channel. IMMA has a dynamic talks programme with regular contributions from artists, historians and curators, all discussing underlying themes from the Exhibitions and Collection programmes at IMMA.

Selected recordings are part of the IMMA Audio Archive in operation from 1991 to present.

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Booking is essential for all Talks and Lectures at IMMA. Tickets are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. Find below details and booking information for the current programme. Please check back regularly as new talks and events are added each month.

Talks, Lectures & Events 2018

11 May 2018
12 May 2018
Talks & Live Performances / Yvonne Rainer, Selected Works
Yvonne Rainer, regarded by many as one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years. IMMA presents the iconic early works of Yvonne Rainer including film and dance, and brings the legendary artist to Dublin for a historic conversation about her career.

13 Jul 2018
27 Jul 2018
Screening Series / Yvonne Rainer
Following Yvonne Rainers acclaimed dance performances at IMMA, during the month of July 2018, we celebrate Rainer’s extraordinary contribution to women’s cinema with a weekly screening of some of her most iconic films; Lives of Performers, 1972, MURDER and murder, 1996, and Privilege, 1990.

01 Aug 2018
09 Nov 2018
Curators Lunchtime Talk Series : Drop In
Join IMMA in house curators for an insightful walkthrough of current exhibitions in the galleries.

09 Aug 2018
18:30 to 19:00
Talk & Preview / Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Sunset, Sunrise
In conjunction with the preview of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Sunset, Sunrise, Journalist and producer Aziz Isham presents an introduction on the rich cultural and artistic diversity of Monirs 40year practice .

19 Aug 2018
15:00 to 16:00
Talk & Tour / Emily Dickinsons Poetry & Ecology of the Gallery
Arthur Seefahrt poet, writer and member of the IMMAs Visitor Engagement Team presents a talk and tour on the poetry and visual connections that underline Wright’s inclusion of the envelope poems by Emily Dickinson, within in the current group display IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Ethics of Scrutiny, Curated by Daphne Wright

21 Aug 2018
13:00 to 13:45
Lunchtime Talk - Damian McManus / The Ogham Script
No Irish artist has placed the Ogham so centrally to their work as O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland, the source behind O’Doherty’s conceptual drawings and structural plays currently on view in IMMA. Damian McManus Professor of Early Irish in Trinity College, Dublin, explores the rich history of the 1,500 year old ogam language. Programmed in the context of National Heritage Week

24 Aug 2018
15:00 to 16:00
Book and Launch / Niamh Ann Kelly & Colin Graham
In the context of Heritage Week at IMMA and links to the IMMA Collection, Niamh Ann Kelly launches her new book, Imaging the Great Irish Famine: Representing Dispossession in Visual Culture (2018, I.B. Tauris)The book discusses the impacts of illustrations, art-works, monuments, exhibitions, museum and heritage sites, as well as lesser heralded memory sites on the landscape of Ireland, on the historiography of the mid-nineteenth-century Irish Famine.

30 Aug 2018
18:30 to 19:30
Keynote Lecture by Kate Brindley / The Work of Daphne Wright
This lecture surveys Wrights artistic practice to date, introducing key tenets that have preoccupied the artist since her burgeoning career in the 1990s. Exploring some of Wrights artist most distinctive and emotive bodies of work in dealing with the essence and meaning of being human.

14 Sep 2018
18:00 to 19:30
Screening & Talk / Muttererde by Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor
Artist, filmmaker and community organizer, Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor discusses her salon style project Black in Berlin after the film screening of Muttererde. Muttererde call for femme forms of ancestral history in the face of the often interrupted historical knowledge of the African diaspora in Europe and elsewhere.

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