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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

04 Apr 2014
13:15 to 14:00
Prelude Talk | Grant Watson
As a prelude to the exhibition opening of Sheela Gowda Open Eye Policy; Grant Watson (curator, writer) discusses his curatorial interests on the various contexts that inform Indian contemporary art, and explores the cultural, social and political fabric that surrounds a reading of Gowda’s work.

05 Apr 2014
17:00 to 18:00
In Conversation with Sheela Gowda
Sheela Gowda (artist) discusses with exhibition co-curators Annie Fletcher(Curator Exhibitions, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven) and Grant Watson (curator, writer and Senior Curator and Research Associate, Iniva London), her artistic concepts and methodologies and reflects on their shared experiences of developing this retrospective exhibition for its various touring venues.

11 Apr 2014
13:15 to 14:00
Artist Response | Caoimhe Kilfeather
Caoimhe Kilfeather gives an artist response on her overlapping interests with Gowdas sculptural installations, and explores similar pre-occupations with minimalism, abstraction, form, space and materials, as tools to develop sensual and thought provoking artworks

16 Apr 2014
18:00 to 19:00
Artist Response| Dennis Mc Nulty
Dennis McNulty (artist)presents a media essay titled Samples for ears and pixels for eyes in response to Haroon Mirzas exhibition. In the Mc Nultys words, Reality is analogue. It is continuous. Or at least thats the way it seems. Contemporary media technologies, the mechanisms that are currently used to produce and store representations of this reality, are almost entirely digital.

09 May 2014
13:00 to 14:30
Goethe Institut and IMMA | Lunch Bytes Discussion Series
A series of critical discussions that explores art and digital culture and the artist’s relationship to the internet, this event explores the theme of Structures and Textures: Data.

13 May 2014
14 May 2014
International Symposium | Examining Eileen Gray: Designer Architect Painter
Following the celebrated retrospective exhibition Eileen Gray: Designer Architect Painter, IMMA Dublin and Centre Pompidou Paris hosts an international symposium devoted to examining Gray’s philosophy, aesthetics and influences as a self taught designer, architect and leading figure of the Modern design movement. Speakers include: Peter Adam, Joseph Rykwert, Philippe Daniel Garner, Ruth Starr, Cloe Pitiot, Jennifer Goff and Chairperson Kathleen James Chakraborty, (Professor of Art History, University College Dublin).

22 May 2014
18:00 to 19:00
Lecture| Colin Graham
This lecture explores the post-colonial politics, histories and the shared rural and urban experiences of Ireland and India

24 May 2014
12:00 to 13:00
What is Installation Art…? | Niamh Ann Kelly
In context of the concurrent exhibitions by Sheela Gowda, Haroon Mirza and Vong Phaophanit; Niamh Ann Kelly (Lecturer, DIT) addresses some of the key concepts, methodologies and process that informs the history and practice of installation art.

29 May 2014
18:00 to 19:00
Lecture | Kathleen James Chakraborty
In a lecture titled Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: the Dialogue between Modernism and the Vernacular in Indian Architecture since Independence; Kathleen James Chakraborty (Lecturer, UCD) gives an historical overview on the evolution of modernism in Indian architecture since independence, and addresses a range of related issues including the prominent role women played in India as construction workers.

05 Jun 2014
18:00 to 19:00
Critical Response | Luke Clancy
Luke Clancy (independent radio producer-presenter, Soundoable) draws on his research for the RTE Lyric FM series, Culture File and RTE Radio 1 series Sound Stories, to explore sound objects and audible culture, and their places within contemporary practice

Further Information

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