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Listen here to previous Talks and Lectures by artists, historians, curators and others, who discuss a range of themes and artworks in connection to the Exhibitions and Collection programme at IMMA. Selected recordings are part of the IMMA Audio Archive in operation from 1991 to present.

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Talks, Lectures & Events 2014

18 Mar 2015 Artistsí Response | Sarah Pierce and Gerard Byrne
Artists Sarah Pierce and Gerard Byrne will discuss past-tense fictions and ready-made dramas in response to the film processes of Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchlerís collaborative practice.

07 Mar 2015 Artists Conversation | Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler
Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler discuss their exhibition Sound Speed Marker with curator Sean Kissane (Curator,Exhibition,IMMA).

28 Feb 2015 Artist Conversation | Dorothy Cross + Lisa Le Feuvre
Dorothy Cross and Lisa Le Feuvre (Head of Sculpture, Henry Moore Insitute, UK) discusses how artist-curated exhibitions open up new ways we can look and think about art.

26 Feb 2015 IADT ARC + IMMA - Lecture by Maeve Connolly
Dr Maeve Connolly explores the changing form and function of broadcast and film archives, focusing on issues of access, dissemination, archive oriented art practice, and the role of the artist as mediator of the archive.

11 Feb 2015 Discussion | Post Punk Reflections
This discussion reflects on the musical energy and resistance of punk culture and its broader impact on the changing cultural and political conditions of 1970s to now. Popular culture, activism and Northern Irish politics and society will be explored. Speakers to be announced.

04 Feb 2015 Lecture | David McConnell
David McConnell (Fellow Emeritus Smurfit Institute of Genetics, TCD) discusses primal events of the known universe and questions whether they can tell us anything about art and the creative impulses of artists.

31 Jan 2015 Artist Conversation | Duncan Campbell
Duncan Campbell (Turner Prize Winner, 2014) discusses his current exhibition at IMMA with Dr Maeve Connolly (Lecturer, IADT).

28 Jan 2015 Roundtable Discussion | Collecting for the Public
This discussion addresses the key factors that determine the objects we choose to collect for our nationanl collections. Speakers include Catriona Crowe (Senior Archivist, Special Projects National Archives of Ireland). Panelists include: Christina Kennedy (IMMA), Nigel Monaghan (National History Museum) Peter Murray (Crawford Gallery, Cork), Ann Hodge (National Gallery, Dublin) and Nessa OíConnor (National Museum Ireland).

22 Jan 2015 IADT ARC + IMMA - Lecture by Sinead Hogan
Dr Sinead Hogan (Lecturer, IADT) addresses how critique is intimately related to decision making and quality of judgement. This lecture will focus on how critique can be approached through the fetishised object.

17 Jan 2015 What Is...? Talk Series | Amanda Coogan
Amanda Coogan (artist) presents What is Performance Art? and considers the role of the archive in relations to Irish performance art during the 70s and 80s. This talk is programmed in conjunction with the presentation - Mobile Encounters - Documenting the Early Years of Performance Art in Ireland in the IMMA Project Spaces.

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