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.
19 Apr 2011
Gerald Barry - The Intelligence Park
A concert performance of Gerald Barry's rarely-heard opera, described by The Irish Times as "the most original piece of music to come out of Ireland this century," presented in collaboration with Crash Ensemble.
05 Apr 2011
Minister Deenihan opens Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition at IMMA
The Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Mr Jimmy Deenihan, TD, this evening (Tuesday 5 April 2011) officially opened the eagerly-awaited exhibition of works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition, drawn from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Modern Mexican Art, features many of the artists’ most iconic paintings and offers a rich insight into the work and lives of two of the most celebrated figures in modern art. Lithographs, drawings, collages and a page from Kahlo’s diary are also included, alongside photographs of the artists by some of the most renowned photographers of the day.
22 Mar 2011
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at IMMA
The eagerly-awaited exhibition of the work of the celebrated Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on Wednesday 6 April 2011. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Masterpieces of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection features many of the artists’ most iconic paintings and offers a rich insight into the work and lives of the two central figures of Mexican Modernism. Lithographs, drawings, collages and a page from Kahlo’s diary are also included, alongside photographs of the artists by some of the most renowned photographers of the day. Prints by Kahlo’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, and a film by the Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura are also being shown. The exhibition will be officially opened by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, at 6.30pm on Tuesday 5 April.
21 Mar 2011
Old Master Prints go on Show at IMMA
An exhibition of Old Master prints by many of the most famous artists ever to work with print-making opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on Wednesday 23 March 2011. Works by Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya, William Hogarth and Rembrandt van Rijn are all featured in Old Master Prints: The Madden Arnholz Collection, which is drawn from the Madden Arnholz Collection. It was donated to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham (RHK) in 1989 by Claire Madden, prior to the opening of the Museum in 1991. The exhibition is curated by Janet and John Banville.
09 Mar 2011
Les Levine at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
An exhibition of works donated to the Irish Museum of Modern Art by Dublin-born artist Les Levine, opens to the public at IMMA on Wednesday 23 March 2011. Mindful Media: Works from the 1970s comprises two portfolios of etchings and photographic works mixing text and image to reinforce the artist’s belief that social and political problems are valid concerns for art.
07 Mar 2011
Philip Taaffe at the Irish Museum of Modern Art
A survey exhibition of the work of the Irish-American artist Philip Taaffe, one of the most significant painters working in America today, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on Wednesday 23 March 2011. Philip Taaffe: Anima Mundi presents more than 30 abstract paintings from the past ten years, including many of the most striking examples of the vivid, complex imagery that characterises Taaffe’s highly individual practice. The exhibition also underlines the degree to which Taaffe, together with a handful of other artists, is responsible for the continuing international interest in abstraction which re-emerged in the 1990s. Other artists who have contributed to this revival include American Terry Winters and Spaniard Juan Uslé, who have also shown at IMMA.