IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art
Friday 22 September 2017
5 – 8 pm
Free entry on Culture Night to IMMA Collection: Freud Project
Enjoy free entry into IMMA Collection: Freud Project, a major exhibition of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The exhibition features a selection of 30 of the artist’s finest paintings, and 20 works on paper. The works, mainly dating from 1970 onwards, explore several of the artist’s key themes such as Portraiture; Self Portraiture; Still-life; Animals and Nature; works that reflect his interest in the people and the natural world.
Admission is by timed entry, due to the delicate nature of the works and the limited circulation space of the historic building. To avoid disappointment please pre-book your preferred time-slot online in advance of visiting. Book Now.
Vivienne Dick, 93% STARDUST Irish artist Vivienne Dick is an internationally-celebrated film-maker and artist. Dick was a key figure within ‘No Wave’, a short-lived avant-garde scene in the late 1970s in New York led by a collective of musicians, filmmakers and artists including Nan Goldin, Lydia Lunch, Arto Lindsay, James Chance and many others. Dick has gone on to develop an extraordinary body of work which has been shown in cinemas, film festivals and art galleries around the world. Dick’s work is marked by an interest in urban street life, social and sexual politics, and the history of ideas. Learn more.
Nan Goldin, Weekend Plans Nan Goldin is one of the most compelling and internationally renowned photographers working today. Weekend Plans features both iconic and as yet unseen works by Goldin, ranging from the 1970s to 2016. These include the ground-breaking 1985 slideshow The Ballad of Sexual Dependency; photographs of friends, family and lovers; sixteen recent and rarely exhibited drawings; and a series of images taken in Ireland in 1979 and 2002, which have never been shown before. Learn more.
Visit Artists' Studios
Visit Artists in the IMMA Studios
5 - 7pm, drop-in Visit artists’ Vivienne Dick, Stephen Dunne and Laura Fitzgerald who are currently living and working on IMMA’s Residency Programme, hear about their current projects and what it’s like to live on site at IMMA. The IMMA Residency Programme provides opportunities for artists, curators, writers and art professionals to research and develop their practice onsite at IMMA.
Guided Exhibition Tours
Guided Tour / IMMA Collection: Freud Project 6pm, drop-in
Take a free guided tour of a major exhibition of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011).
Guided Tour / Vivienne Dick and Nan Goldin 7pm, drop-in
Take a free guided tour of exhibitions by Irish film-maker Vivienne Dick and American photographer Nan Goldin, two key figures within ‘No Wave’, a short-lived avant-garde scene in the late 1970s in New York.