List of past exhibitions sorted in descending order by date, most recent appears first
14 Jun 2018 19 Aug 2018
This exhibition presents a series of new works and research developed in response to the IMMA Collection: Freud Project. In 2017 Laura Fitzgerald, Richard John Jones, Bridget O’Gorman & Sue Rainsford were selected from the IMMA Residency Programme Open Call to live and work onsite responding to Freud at IMMA.
12 May 2018 18 May 2018
Yvonne Rainer, Selected Works
Pioneering dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer Yvonne Rainer is one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years. Rainer's work has been foundational across multiple disciplines and movements including dance, cinema, feminism, minimalism, conceptual art, and postmodernism. IMMA presents a selection of Rainer's iconic early film and dance works, and will bring the legendary artist to Dublin for a historic conversation about her career.
11 May 2018 16 Sep 2018
Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2018
IMMA is delighted to present the third year of the Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection. In 2016 Hennessy Ireland formed a unique partnership with IMMA to help fund the purchase of important works by Irish and Irish based artists for the National Collection. Artists Kevin Atherton, David Beattie, Rhona Byrne, Mark Garry, Maireád McClean, Dennis McNulty, Ciarán Murphy and Yuri Pattison have joined the Collection to date.
26 Apr 2018 16 Sep 2018
IMMA Collection: Brian O’Doherty Language and Space
This exhibition will coincide with the 10th anniversary of The Burial of Patrick Ireland (1972-2008), a performance in which Patrick Ireland, the artistic alias adopted by Brian O’Doherty in 1972, was waked and buried at IMMA, in a gesture of celebration of peace in Northern Ireland. According to fellow artist Robert Rauschenberg, Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland was “always a line man” and this display will celebrate his lifelong dedication to drawing, in particular to works related to his interest in the ancient Celtic Ogham script.
06 Apr 2018 27 May 2018
The 38th EVA International at IMMA
Devised as ‘Cosmology of Exhibitions’ by Curator, Inti Guerrero, the 38th EVA International - Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art takes place across various venues in Limerick city with an expanded programme to include IMMA. The exhibition at IMMA features works by contemporary artists exploring the politics of communication.
24 Mar 2018 08 Jul 2018
Frank Bowling, Mappa Mundi
This comprehensive retrospective of the work of seminal British artist Frank Bowling (b. British Guiana, 1934) is the artist’s first major exhibition in Ireland. Showcasing Bowling’s work from the 1960s onwards and covering major developments within his practice, this vital exhibition also includes material from the Frank Bowling archive, and several films featuring footage and interviews with the artist.
15 Feb 2018 02 Sep 2018
IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Ethics of Scrutiny, Curated by Daphne Wright
This is the second exhibition to be presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project - a five-year loan of 52 works by renowned artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The Ethics of Scrutiny takes aspects of Freud’s intimate studio practice as a starting point to explore themes of vulnerability, longing and loss that permeate the painter’s work.
26 Jan 2018 07 May 2018
Brian Maguire, War Changes Its Address: The Aleppo Paintings
This new exhibition brings together Brian Maguire’s latest body of work, resulting from a visit to Syria in 2017. It is shown in the context of earlier work made in response to the refugee crises hitting Europe’s shores as a result of the Syrian conflict. The Aleppo Paintings document the ruined buildings of the city, offering a visceral and stark insight into the physical consequences of war and the international arms trade that fuels all conflict.
01 Dec 2017 25 Mar 2018
Linking new studies of the digital self to the critical concerns and creative tools of artists, this diverse public programme explores questions of identity, authenticity, narcissism, disembodiment, and parody. Through photography, video and web artworks, digital interventions, talks, workshops, and selected reading the digitial_self explores how a sense of the self is performed and branded by a digital generation now accustomed to mediating their private and public lives online.
24 Nov 2017 18 Feb 2018
Rodney Graham, That's Not Me
Since the early 1980s, Rodney Graham has shown himself to be a distinctive artist whose diverse practice encompasses many things – a painter, photographer, sculptor, video-maker, actor, performer, producer, historian, writer, poet, sound engineer and musician. Avant-garde experimentation has always informed Graham’s practice demonstrated here with a survey of film works and an important presentation of photographic light boxes.