List of past exhibitions sorted in descending order by date, most recent appears first
29 Oct 2016 29 Jan 2017
Morph and Transform
In the Project Spaces, IMMA presents a series of artworks by contemporary artists including John O'Connell and Aideen Barry, working with animated drawings and materials, as well as exploring ideas and images of change and transformation.
21 Oct 2016 07 Jan 2018
IMMA Collection Freud Project, 2016 – 2021
IMMA has secured a significant five-year loan of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The works, on loan from private collections, will be presented in a series of exhibitions in a dedicated Freud Centre in IMMA’s Garden Galleries for five years, 2016 - 2021. All 50 works will be shown during the first year.
23 Sep 2016 15 Jan 2017
Jaki Irvine If the Ground Should Open…
This new commission for IMMA is presented here for the first time on the occasion of the centenary of the historic Easter uprisings of 1916. This new sound and video work takes as a point of departure Irvine’s 2013 novel ‘Days of Surrender’, which focuses on Elizabeth O’Farrell and Julia Grenan.
The Plough and other stars: Invited Curator Kate Strain
This exhibition proposes some alternatives to death – space travel, time travel, reincarnation. Works by Riccardo Arena, Richard John Jones, Lara Khaldi and Yazan Khalili are brought together in the immortal domain of the museum, to explore strategies towards life extension, by artistic if not other means.
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.
15 Jul 2016 07 May 2017
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection
The Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection supports the acquisition of works by artists not yet represented by the IMMA Collection of Contemporary and Modern Art. The Hennessy Art Fund exhibition showcases the four Irish based artists whose work will now join IMMA’s Collection, funded by Hennessy Ireland. The chosen artists for 2016, the first year of the fund, are Kevin Atherton, David Beattie, Rhona Byrne and Dennis McNulty.
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.
28 Apr 2016 07 May 2017
IMMA Collection: A Decade
IMMA, as the national cultural institution for collecting modern and contemporary art, aims to acquire examples of the most significant Irish art of the day as well as key works by international artists many of whom have been part of the museum’s temporary exhibition and residency programmes.
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.