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You can listen back to a selection of previous Talks by visiting our soundcloud channel. IMMA has a dynamic talks programme with regular contributions from artists, historians and curators, all discussing underlying themes from the Exhibitions and Collection programmes at IMMA.

Selected recordings are part of the IMMA Audio Archive in operation from 1991 to present.

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Booking is essential for all Talks and Lectures at IMMA. Tickets are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. Find below details and booking information for the current programme. Please check back regularly as new talks and events are added each month.

Talks, Lectures & Events 2017

01 Feb 2017
12 May 2017
Curators Lunchtime Talk Series : Drop In
Join IMMAs in house curators for an insightful walkthrough of current exhibitions in the galleries

27 Feb 2017
18:30 to 20:00
IFI - IMMA : A Screening & Conversation with Duncan Campbell
Organised in collaboration with the IFI, The Welfare of Tomas O Hallissy by Turner Prize winner Duncan Campbell will be screened at the IFI cinema. To follow Duncan Campbell and Sarah Glennie, Director, IMMA will discuss the commissioning and making of Campbells new film The Welfare of Tomas O Hallissy.

02 Mar 2017
13:15 to 14:00
IADT ARC / IMMA SESSIONS: Sinead Hogan: Heidegger - Technology and art, Das Unheimliche
Dr Sinead Hogan, IADT ARC will consider Heideggers analysis of technology and art, addressing the role of the aesthetics of unheimlichkeit in the movement from philosophy to thinking, as implied by Heideggers text, The Origin of the Work of Art. The next session in this series takes the form of a seminar on the subject of Exhibition Histories.

23 Mar 2017
14:00 to 17:30
IADT ARC / IMMA Sessions: Seminar - Exhibition Histories
Organised in collaboration with IADTs ARC MA programme, this seminar focuses on past exhibitions of contemporary art that have changed the way art is seen, made and understood.Chaired by Dr Maeve Connolly, CoDirector of the ARC Programme at IADT, speakers include Dr Lucy Steeds, Senior Research Fellow at Afterall, London (and commissioning editor of Afteralls Exhibition Histories book series), Kate Strain, Artistic Director, Grazer Kunstverein, Peter Maybury, artist, designer, musician, exhibition curator, and researchers from IADTs ARC programme.

30 Mar 2017
18:30 to 20:00
Critical Reflections: Nancy Scheper-Hughes & Duncan Campbell
Nancy Scheper-Hughes book Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics (1979/ 2001) is regarded as one of the most important seminal anthropological studies of an Irish community and mental illness in rural Ireland. 40 years on IMMA invites ground-breaking author and activist anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, artist Duncan Campbell and Professor Luke Gibbons to reflect on Scheper-Hughes experiences of tracing the social disintegration of a remote village in Ireland and her later attempts to reconcile an honest ethnography with the community.

05 Apr 2017
18:30 to 19:30
In Conversation / Grainne Hassett & Sarah Glennie
Grainne Hassett, founding architect of The Calais Builds project and Sarah Glennie Director, IMMA reflect on some of the most pertinent issues arising out of the The Calais Builds Project that continue to drive Hassett’s work as an architect and educator as well as her ideas on the ethical responsibilities of architects and society at large, to contribute to the global refugee crisis at large.

13 Apr 2017
18:00 to 19:00
Curators Introduction / As Above, So Below
Co-curators of the exhibition, As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics ( 13 April - 27 August 2017); Sam Thorne, Director, Nottingham Contemporary, UK, Racheal Thomas, Senior Curator, IMMA come to get together in conversation to introduce this major group show originating at IMMA. Joined by selected exhibition artists, this discussion will draw on the history of art and spirituality, spanning the last 100years.

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