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Engagement and Learning > Talks, Lectures & Events

Listen to Talks & Lectures

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.

Book Talks & Lectures

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.

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.

12 Sep 2018
18:30 to 19:30
Artists Discussion / Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2018 / Booking Advised
IMMA Head of Collections Christina Kennedy, introduces the 2018 artists selected for the Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2018. She is joined by three of the awarded artists - Barbara Knezevic, Susan MacWilliam and Mary McIntyre.

14 Sep 2018
18:00 to 19:30
Screening & Discussion / Muttererde by Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor / Booking Advised
The multi-voice video project Muttererde (2017)is screened at IMMA by Berlin-based, American artist Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor. This film is a key part of Taylor’s current research project, and calls for femme forms of ancestral history in the face of the often-interrupted knowledge of the African diaspora in Europe and elsewhere. Followed by a discussion with the artist, moderated by Dr Zélie Asava.

18 Sep 2018
18:30 to 19:30
Salon: Archiving as Resistance, Inherited Identities / Drop In – Limited Places
The salon is modelled after the monthly salon sessions that the artist Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor founded in 2012 called Black in Berlin. Each salon begins with a conversation between Taylor and an invited guest before the discussion is extended to a wider group.

21 Sep 2018
17:00 to 20:00
Culture Night 2018 at IMMA
See a major exhibition, Sunset, Sunrise, by prominent Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian for free. Attend an insightful guided tour exploring this artist remarkable work.

09 Oct 2018
18:00 to 19:00
Keynote Lecture & Screening / New Directions in Feminist Film
Drawing on IMMAs recent programme featuring the work of pioneering women filmmakers such as Yvonne Rainer, Helen de Witt, curator, advisor BFI London Film Festival discusses new directions in experimental and artists film concentrating on Rainers influence on feminist film practices from the 1970s to present. This talk traces the key themes, narratives and practitioners that have preoccupied this highly influential period in artists cinema and experimental film practice.



Further Information

Frequently Asked Questions
IMMA Talks + Events Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive notification of your booking by email. If you are experiencing difficulties while making a booking, please check our FAQ page for help.

If your query is not addressed on the FAQ page, please contact bookingqueries@imma.ie. Emails to this address are checked between 9.30am and 11am Tuesday - Saturday.

Photograph: Mirjam Keune, IMMA Artists’ Panel.

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For further details about the programme email sophie.byrne@imma.ie, Assistant Curator, Talks and Public Programmes, IMMA.


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