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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.
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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 2017
13 Apr 2017
Curators Introduction / As Above, So Below
Co-curators of the exhibition, As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics ( 13 April - 27 August 2017); Sam Thorne, Director, Nottingham Contemporary, UK, Racheal Thomas, Senior Curator, IMMA come to get together in conversation to introduce this major group show originating at IMMA. Joined by selected exhibition artists, this discussion will draw on the history of art and spirituality, spanning the last 100years.
30 Mar 2017
Critical Reflections: Nancy Scheper-Hughes & Duncan Campbell
Nancy Scheper-Hughes book Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics (1979/ 2001) is regarded as one of the most important seminal anthropological studies of an Irish community and mental illness in rural Ireland. 40 years on IMMA invites ground-breaking author and activist anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, artist Duncan Campbell and Professor Luke Gibbons to reflect on Scheper-Hughes experiences of tracing the social disintegration of a remote village in Ireland and her later attempts to reconcile an honest ethnography with the community.
23 Mar 2017
IADT ARC / IMMA Sessions: Seminar - Exhibition Histories
Organised in collaboration with IADTs ARC MA programme, this seminar focuses on past exhibitions of contemporary art that have changed the way art is seen, made and understood.Chaired by Dr Maeve Connolly, CoDirector of the ARC
Programme at IADT, speakers include Dr Lucy Steeds, Senior Research Fellow at Afterall, London (and commissioning editor of Afteralls Exhibition Histories book series), Kate Strain, Artistic Director, Grazer Kunstverein, Peter Maybury, artist, designer, musician, exhibition curator, and researchers from IADTs ARC programme.
IFI - IMMA : A Screening & Conversation with Duncan Campbell
Organised in collaboration with the IFI, The Welfare of Tomas O Hallissy by Turner Prize winner Duncan Campbell will be screened at the IFI cinema. To follow Duncan Campbell and Sarah Glennie, Director, IMMA will discuss the commissioning and making of Campbells new film The Welfare of Tomas O Hallissy.