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Engagement and Learning > Talks, Lectures & Events

Listen to Talks & Lectures

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.

Book Talks & Lectures

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 2016

04 Mar 2016
23 Jul 2016
Curators Lunchtime Talk Series : Drop In
Join IMMA curators for insightful exhibition walkthroughs, where a thematic selection of artworks are explored in detail, providing background information on IMMA’s exhibition programme. See the schedule for respective exhibitions and participating curators on the next page.

22 Jun 2016
13:30 to 17:30
Seminar: Sexuality, Identity & the State
Comprising of presentations by artists, writers, curators, educators and psychoanalysts, this seminar address issues of gender, sexuality, identity and the state as it relates to the work of artists, Hennessy, Rama and others. Participants will draw on queer theory, feminism and psychoanalysis across a wide range of disciplines, considering wider research agendas that span the history of art, culture and society.

07 Jul 2016
18:30 to 19:30
Panel Discussion: Lessons in social & creative pedagogies for our time
Drawing on recent debates on art and design education and socially engaged art practice, this discussion revisits overlooked models of schooling and informal education systems of the past, as a framework to address the social functioning and potential of artistic education today and the diverse communities they serve, in contrast to linear curriculum models.

12 Jul 2016
18:30 to 19:30
Critical Talk: Griselda Pollock
Internationally acclaimed feminist theorist and art historian, Griselda Pollock articulates the complex relations between femininity, modernity, psychoanalysis and representation in contemporary art, film and cultural theory.

14 Jul 2016
17:00 to 20:30
Live Performance: E.gress Tour Closing Event
This closing event marks the final stage of the E.gress National Tour; a mapping of reflections, inspiration and learning gathered along the way together with a presentation of new artworks and responses. Titled, The Blanks and Trap-Doors, this event is presented by IMMA in partnership with Marie Brett.

16 Jul 2016
The IMMA SUMMER PARTY returns for a third year on Saturday 16 July with a truly unique nighttime celebration of music, performance, food and drinks in the buildings and grounds of IMMA.

20 Jul 2016
18:00 to 19:30
Artists Performative Response: Carol Rama/Aideen Barry
Working between the personnel and kinetic, artist Aideen Barry presents a live performative film that invites the public to experience contested spaces of the domestic, studio and gallery as it relates to ideas of obsession, claustrophobia, and femininity in both artists’ practice.

Further Information

Frequently Asked Questions
IMMA Talks + Events Frequently Asked Questions

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Photograph: Mirjam Keune, IMMA Artists’ Panel.

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For further details about the programme email, Assistant Curator, Talks and Public Programmes, IMMA.

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, Ireland
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