Choreographic exhibition created in response to Ireland’s legislature opens at IMMA
An unconventional new work by the distinguished Austrian choreographer Michael Kliën, created following a two-week sojourn in Dáil Éireann, will be presented at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from Tuesday 4 to Sunday 9 October 2011. In SILENT WITNESS – A DANCING MAN Kliën will present a response, in the form of a performance, to the workings of Ireland’s legislature, based on his personal observations and on his interaction with a range of individuals during his stay.
Thai filmmaker and 2010 Cannes Palme d'Or prize winner showing at IMMA
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is presenting the first Irish exhibition by the internationally acclaimed Thai artist and film-maker Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Opening to the public on Wednesday, 27 July 2011, For Tomorrow For Tonight features new work that explores the theme of night through video, photographs and installation. Weerasethakul is the winner of the prestigious 2010 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or prize for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.
14 Jul 2011
Gerard Byrne exhibition at IMMA
A major exhibition of the work of the celebrated Irish artist Gerard Byrne opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday 27 July 2011. THROUGH THE EYES comprises of a series of five projects dating from 2003 to 2010, surveying almost a decade in which his work has become widely recognised internationally.
05 Jul 2011
Spanish Government Honours IMMA Director Enrique Juncosa
The Spanish State will today (Tuesday 5 July 2011) award one of its highest decorations, the Order of Civil Merit, to Enrique Juncosa, Director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art since 2003. The award is being made by King Juan Carlos of Spain in recognition of Mr Juncosa’s outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland and his work in promoting cultural cooperation between Ireland and Spain. It will be presented this evening by the Ambassador of Spain in Ireland, Her Excellency Ms Mercedes Rico, at the Ambassador’s Residence in Ailesbury Road. The Order of Civil Merit was established by King Alfonso XIII in 1926 to “reward the civic virtues of civil servants as well as the extraordinary services to the Nation of Spanish and foreign subjects.” Mr Juncosa has been awarded the Encomienda de Número of this order, which is the highest category.
05 Jul 2011
Out of the Dark Room Press Release
A new exhibition drawn from a collection of more than 450 photographs brought together by the Irish-born American collector David Kronn opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday 20 July 2011.
10 Jun 2011
Press Release - Barrie Cooke
A wide-ranging survey of the work of the distinguished artist Barrie Cooke, organised to mark his 80th birthday, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on Wednesday 15 June 2011. Entitled simply Barrie Cooke, the exhibition comprises some 70 paintings and sculptures, from the Sheila-Na-Gig images and the Perspex bone boxes of the 1960s and 1970s to the nudes which have formed a constant mode of expression in his practice.
26 May 2011
Twenty Press Release
An exhibition featuring 20 younger-generation Irish and international artists, whose work is increasing prominent in the global visual arts arena, will be the centrepiece of a wide-ranging programme to celebrate the 20thanniversary of the foundation of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on Friday 27 May 2011. Many of the works in Twenty: Celebrating 20 Years of the Irish Museum of Modern Art are being shown for the first time, having recently been acquired with special funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The new works echo the Museum’s acquisition 20 years ago of works by leading younger artists of the day, many of whom went on to have a close and mutually beneficial relationships with IMMA in the intervening years. In addition to the opening of Twenty at 7.00pm, the anniversary celebrations also embrace poetry readings, artists’ talks, open studios, electro music/video performances and cutting-edge fashion.
25 May 2011
Minister Deenihan's Visit - Twenty and Anglo Irish Bank Donation
The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, today (Wednesday 25 May 2011) welcomed the donation of 18 important artworks from Anglo Irish Bank to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). The gift includes works by such leading artists as Sean Scully, Stephen McKenna, Edward Delaney, Nick Miller and Elizabeth Magill.
Speaking during an advance visit to IMMA’s Twenty exhibition, Minister Deenihan said: “This very generous donation represents the ideal birthday present for the museum, which opened its doors exactly 20 years ago today...
27 Apr 2011
Orla Barry & Special Performance Season at IMMA
The Scavenger’s Daughters, a performance work by leading Irish artist Orla Barry, will be staged at the Irish Museum of Modern Arts (IMMA) on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May 2011. The work is an ambiguous portrait of two sisters and, like much of Barry’s work, is rooted in the tensions between visual and literary representation. It comes to IMMA following performances at some of Europe’s leading visual art institutions, including Tate Modern, London, De Appel, Amsterdam, and STUK kunstencentrum, Leuven. The Scavenger’s Daughters is the first in a series of wide- ranging performances at IMMA during May to mark the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Museum in 1991.