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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

19 Jan 2018
20 Apr 2018
Curators Lunchtime Talk Series : Drop In
Join IMMA in house curators for an insightful walkthrough of current exhibitions in the galleries.

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.

15 May 2018
16:00 to 17:00
Artist Response – Pauline Cummins / Frank Bowling, Mappa Mundi
The artist Pauline Cummins presents an artist response to a selection of works comprising the IMMA exhibition - Frank Bowling, Mappa Mundi. This artist response takes the form of gallery based discussion and interactive walk-through, programmed on the occasion of this years Bealtaine Festival - Irelands national celebration of the arts and creativity.

18 May 2018
13:00 to 14:00
Keynote Lecture on Yvonne Rainer / Chris Dercon
Chris Dercon, former director Volksbühne Berlin and Tate Modern, presents a keynote lecture on the occasion of featuring selected works by pioneering dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer Yvonne Rainer at IMMA.

19 May 2018
20 May 2018
Culture Date with Dublin 8
IMMA is delighted to be part of Culture Date with Dublin 8, a neighbourhood initiative celebrating the cultural and historical life of Dublin 8. Through a host of free family friendly activities Culture Date with Dublin 8 aims to encourage people to explore what is on their doorstep.

19 May 2018
12:00 to 16:00
Drawing Day Workshops: To Look, To See, To Be Seen
IMMA celebrates National Drawing Day with workshops that explore different ways of approaching drawing taking in various exhibitions and several locations in the Museum as inspiring settings.

31 May 2018
18:00 to 18:45
Artist Talk & Preview / Andrea Geyer, When We
Andrea Geyer presents a lecture on her multi-disciplinary practice that explores politics of specific events, sites or biographies through a feminist lens. This talk is followed by a drinks reception and the exhibition preview of When We, by the artist.

Further Information

Frequently Asked Questions
IMMA Talks + Events Frequently Asked Questions

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Photograph: Mirjam Keune, IMMA Artists’ Panel.

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For further details about the programme email, Assistant Curator, Talks and Public Programmes, IMMA.

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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