IMMA Collection: A Decade
IMMA, as the national cultural institution for collecting modern and contemporary art, aims to acquire examples of the most significant Irish art of the day as well as key works by international artists many of whom have been part of the museum’s temporary exhibition and residency programmes.
15 Jul 2016 04 Jun 2017
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection supports the acquisition of works by artists not yet represented by the IMMA Collection of Contemporary and Modern Art. The Hennessy Art Fund exhibition showcases the four Irish based artists whose work will now join IMMA’s Collection, funded by Hennessy Ireland. The chosen artists for 2016, the first year of the fund, are Kevin Atherton, David Beattie, Rhona Byrne and Dennis McNulty.
The Plough and other stars: Invited Curator Kate Strain
This exhibition proposes some alternatives to death – space travel, time travel, reincarnation. Works by Riccardo Arena, Richard John Jones, Lara Khaldi and Yazan Khalili are brought together in the immortal domain of the museum, to explore strategies towards life extension, by artistic if not other means.
23 Sep 2016 15 Jan 2017
Jaki Irvine If the Ground Should Open…
This new commission for IMMA is presented here for the first time on the occasion of the centenary of the historic Easter uprisings of 1916. This new sound and video work takes as a point of departure Irvine’s 2013 novel ‘Days of Surrender’, which focuses on Elizabeth O’Farrell and Julia Grenan.
21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2017
IMMA Collection Freud Project, 2016 – 2021
IMMA has secured a significant five-year loan of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The works, on loan from private collections, will be presented in a series of exhibitions in a dedicated Freud Centre in IMMA’s Garden Galleries for five years, 2016 - 2021. All 50 works will be shown during the first year.