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 which took place at IMMA in which Patrick Ireland, the artistic alias adopted by Brian O’Doherty in 1972, was waked and buried, 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.
12 May 2018 13 May 2018
Yvonne Rainer, Selected Works
Pioneering dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer Yvonne Rainer is one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years. Rainer's work has been foundational across multiple disciplines and movements including dance, cinema, feminism, minimalism, conceptual art, and postmodernism. IMMA presents a selection of Rainer's iconic early film and dance works, and will bring the legendary artist to Dublin for a historic conversation about her career.
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.
10 Aug 2018 25 Nov 2018
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Sunset, Sunrise
IMMA presents the work of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, one of today’s most prominent contemporary Iranian artists and a key figure of the New York art scene during the 1960s and 70s. Sunset, Sunrise is a poetic and spiritual exhibition, drawing on the diversity of Monir’s practice over a period of 40 years.
26 Oct 2018 17 Feb 2019
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.