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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.
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.
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.
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.