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Listen to Talks & Lectures

Listen here to previous Talks and Lectures by artists, historians, curators and others, who discuss a range of themes and artworks in connection to the Exhibitions and Collection programme 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 Talks and Lectures programme at IMMA.

Talks, Lectures & Events 2014

31 Oct 2014
13:15 to 14:00
Critical Response | Justin Carville
In response to the exhibition Second Sight : David Kronn Collection, Justin Carville (Lecturer, IADT) reflects on the history and legacy of Magnum photography within the practice of a current generation of contemporary photographers.

04 Nov 2014
18:00 to 19:00
Photographer’s Talk + Discussion | Amelia Stein
Through the genus of portrait photography, Amelia Stein (photographer, Aosdana) explores the intrinsic qualities of fine black and white photography and print, in which to evoke universal themes of loss, memory and meaning in some of her most celebrated photographic projects. To follow this talk Trish Lambe (Gallery of Photography, Dublin) will steer an open discussion with Amelia Stein.

07 Nov 2014
13:00 to 14:00
IADT ARC + IMMA | Lecture by John C. Welchman
In conjunction with the exhibition Primal Architecture: This preface lecture explores the life and work of Mike Kelley—artist, noise musician, writer, actor, benefactor and teacher. Kelley’s powerful contribution to contemporary art will be examined, including the artist’s influential body of critical and creative writings and his special brand of parodic humor and irony and aesthetics. John C. Welchman is Professor of art history in the Visual Arts department at the University of California, San Diego and chair of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

08 Nov 2014
14:00 to 15:30
Artists Discussion | Primal Architecture
Artists; Kevin Atherton, Linder, Jesse Jones, Bedwyr Williams and Conrad Shawcross discuss the exhibition Primal Architecture with Rachael Thomas ( Head of Exhibitions IMMA) and discussion moderator Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith (writer, critic, and lecturer UCD).

08 Nov 2014
12:00 to 12:45
Gallery Talk | Sarah Glennie
Sarah Glennie, Director, IMMA and curator of the exhibition presents an introduction to the Duncan Campbell exhibition at IMMA.

08 Nov 2014
10:30 to 11:15
Gallery Talk | David Kronn
Join photography collector David Kronn, who leds a short tour of the exhibition Second Sight: The David Kronn Photography Collection.

08 Nov 2014
10:30 to 18:00
Photography Tour with Amelia Stein & Seán Kissane
Evelyn Hofer’s Dublin, A Photographer’s Tour of Dublin, led by Amelia Stein + Seán Kissane. This includes conversations with some of the real life sitters behind Hofer’s portraits and a site specific talk by Gary Coyle on his project At Sea.

09 Nov 2014
14:00 to 15:00
Curators Response| Brett Rogers
To mark the final day of the exhibition the Second Sight : The David Kronn Photography Collection; Brett Rogers (Director of the Photographers Gallery, London and OBE) discusses her curatorial interests in photography today.

12 Nov 2014
13:15 to 14:00
Lunchtime Talk | Primal Architecture
Seamus Mc Cormack (Exhibitions, IMMA) leads a gallery talk on the exhibition Primal Architecture and introduces a selection of artworks comprising the show.

14 Nov 2014
15 Nov 2014
GOETHE INSTITUT + IMMA | Symposium - Jochen Gerz
This symposium includes a public conversation between Jochen Gerz (artist) and Declan Long (NCAD - MA, Art in the Contemporary World). Speakers include; Söke Dinkla (DE), Marion Hohlfeldt (FR), Guido Meincke (DE), Phillippe Mesnard (FR), Jonathan Vickery (UK), Renate Petzinger (DE), Pat Cooke (IRL), Jenny Haughton (IRL) and Lisa Moran (IRL). Patrick Fox (Director Contemporary Collaborative Art Commissions UK) will moderate the event.

Further Information

If you are experiencing difficulties while making a booking please email a request for ticket/s to: You will receive notification of your booking by email. Or telephone: +353 1 612 9918.

For further information please contact Sophie Byrne, Assistant Curator: Education & Community Programmes, Tel: +353 1 612 9913, Email:

Photograph: Mirjam Keune, IMMA Artists’ Panel.


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