Choreographic exhibition created in response to Irelandís legislature opens at IMMA
An unconventional new work by the distinguished Austrian choreographer Michael KliŽn, created following a two-week sojourn in DŠil …ireann, will be presented at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from Tuesday 4 to Sunday 9 October 2011. In SILENT WITNESS Ė A DANCING MAN KliŽn will present a response, in the form of a performance, to the workings of Irelandís 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 Juncosaís 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 Ambassadorís Residence in Ailesbury Road. The Order of Civil Merit was established by King Alfonso XIII in 1926 to ďreward the civic virtues of civil servants as well as the extraordinary services to the Nation of Spanish and foreign subjects.Ē Mr Juncosa has been awarded the Encomienda de Nķmero 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 Museumís 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, artistsí talks, open studios, electro music/video performances and cutting-edge fashion.