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IMMA launches programme for 2014
An exhibition celebrating the work of Irish artist Patrick Scott which brings together the most comprehensive representation of this remarkable artist’s 75 year long career; two major international retrospective exhibitions by acclaimed Indian artist Sheela Gowda and renowned Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica; a fascinating exhibition, Trove, selected by Irish artist Dorothy Cross showcasing the extraordinary depth of the National Collections of Ireland; two exciting new projects by Irish artists Isabel Nolan and Duncan Campbell; exhibitions and projects that bring leading examples of international artists work to Ireland including artists Haroon Mirza, Mike Kelley, Linder Sterling and Jeremy Deller; Light Rhythms an interactive exhibition for families and young people; are just some of the exciting programme highlights taking place throughout 2014 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and announced today (Tuesday 11 February) by IMMA’s Director, Sarah Glennie.
• IMMA’s studio’s are being made available as a resource to visual arts organisations accross Ireland, the residency programme is developing partnerships and supporting new projects, these include Eva Kotatkova and the Project Arts Centre; Priscila Fernandes with Temple Bar Galleries + Studios; EVA International in Limerick, and a visiting Research Fellow in colloboration with the National College of Art and Design. An international visiting curators project is also being developed, IMMA and the Project Arts Centre, are bringing prominent international curators to Dublin for focused studio visits with emerging and established artists working in Ireland.
• Following on from the successful family exhibition Action all Areas, IMMA is delighted to announce that in 2014 two further interactive family exhibitions will be presented in the Project Spaces coinciding with school holidays in February and the autumn, as well as a number of family focused interventions for our seasonal open weekends. Opening on the 15 February Light Rhythms invites families and young people to discover how artists work with light, sound and line. The focus for these exhibitions and activities is to support and enhance families and young people’s experience at IMMA. IMMA’s new Project Spaces present a variety of exhibitions, interventions, events and discussions that reflect contemporary art practice and consider how a museum engages with its Collection, artists, curators and visitors. Activities in the Project Spaces will be announced throughout the year.
• Throughout 2014 IMMA will continue to present its extensive programme of public talks and events. Highlights include an international symposium on Eileen Gray presented in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou on 15 and 16 April. The symposium will bring together acclaimed historians, critics, architects, collectors, and some of Gray’s close working associates to present papers that explore the broader impact of Gray’s legacy. In Spring IMMA and the Goethe Institut will present LUNCH BYTES, an exciting new series of critical discussions that explore art and digital culture. A range of international experts on this subject will offer their perspectives on the impact of the internet on visual arts practice.
• IMMA continues to work with partners nationally to provide access to the IMMA Collection through loans and partnerships; projects in 2014 include the exhibition 474: document | work | space a collaboration with the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), in The Drawing Project, Dún Laoghaire, from 27 March to 3 April; a collaboration with the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, The Art of the Great Book of Ireland, from 10 April to 13 July; an exhibition by Nick Miller which will include a selection of Miller’s work from the IMMA Collection at Arthouse, Stradbally, in July and August; and an exhibition from the IMMA Collection, Sculpture & Installation from the IMMA Collection, at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge and the High Lanes Gallery, Drogheda, from 5 September to 22 November.
• The Education and Community Programme is at the core of everything that IMMA does. This year, despite funding challenges, it continues to create programmes that engage all sectors of the public including schools and colleges, children and young people, families and adults; through guided tours, talks, lectures and seminars; gallery and studio-based workshops and artists’ projects. IMMA invites everyone to enjoy its Exhibitions and Collection by looking, discussing and making.
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