List of past exhibitions sorted in descending order by date, most recent appears first
11 Aug 2016 28 Aug 2016
A Fair Land
Echoing the role artists and the European Arts and Crafts movement played in creating and articulating a new vision for Ireland pre-1916, IMMA and Grizedale Arts (UK) have collaborated to create an extraordinary new project in 2016 that examines the function of art. Re-thinking the Royal Hospital of Kilmainham cobblestoned quadrant as a model village, the project takes shape as a visual and working installation in IMMA’s iconic courtyard this August.
20 May 2016 28 Aug 2016
Simon Fujiwara The Humanizer
The Humanizer, British/Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara’s new commission for IMMA, is presented for the first time on the occasion of the centenary of the historic Easter uprisings of 1916. The Humanizer is Fujiwara’s proposition for an imagined Hollywood biopic composed almost uniquely of sound and based on the life of historical Irish nationalist figure Roger Casement (1864-1916). Created with contemporary Hollywood movie professionals The Humanizer is one of three major new works commissioned by IMMA that reflect on the legacy of the commemoration of the Irish State.
24 Mar 2016 01 Aug 2016
The Passion According to Carol Rama
Ignored for decades by official art history, Italian artist Carol Rama is now recognised as essential for understanding developments within contemporary art. Rama was belatedly recognised in 2003, receiving the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious international art exhibitions.
24 Mar 2016 24 Jul 2016
Patrick Hennessy: De Profundis
‘A strange and exotic presence in Irish art’, ‘standing alone’, ‘very un-Irish’, Patrick Hennessy RHA (1915-80), was one of Ireland’s most successful post –war realist painters, but one whose work puzzled the critics writing in Dublin in the 60s and 70s.
16 Mar 2016 03 Apr 2016
Interweaving the histories of two entities—IMMA’s Residency Programme and the Free International University model advocated by Joseph Beuys & Dorothy Walker—students from the IADT Masters in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) will turn the Project Spaces into an experimental public research-hub.
23 Feb 2016 03 Apr 2016
Art | Memory | Place: Artists’ Films
Art | Memory | Place is a year-long programme of talks and events taking place over the course of 2015-16 in the context of the ‘decade of centenaries’. Focusing on artists whose work addresses themes relating to memory and place, the purpose of this programme is to broaden and deepen the current discussion about the subject of remembrance and commemoration and to take account of such work.
19 Nov 2015 02 May 2016
IMMA Collection: Nick Miller and the studio of Edward McGuire
In 2009 Sally McGuire, wife of the late Edward McGuire formally donated the contents of the artist’s Dublin studio to the National Collection at IMMA. The artist Nick Miller was invited to respond to the contents of the studio and this exhibition is the culmination of this process.
19 Nov 2015 02 May 2016
IMMA Collection: Approaches to paper
This exhibition explores the many facets of artists studio practice and includes work by artists such as Eward Allington, Antony Gormley, Mainie Jellett, Alice Maher, Hermione Wiltshire and Bill Woodrow.
Grace Weir, 3 Different Nights, recurring
IMMA is delighted to present 3 different nights, recurring; the first Museum exhibition by one of Ireland’s most respected and compelling artists; Grace Weir. This exhibition will premier three major new film commissions; A Reflection on Light, Black Square and Dark Room, and two new series of paper works; The history of light (Betelgeuse) and Future Perfect. These new pieces are presented with complementary works that together span over 20 years of Weir’s creative output. She represented Ireland at the 49th International Venice Biennale and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and is currently Artist-in-Residence in the School Of Physics, Trinity College Dublin.