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An exhibition by a new generation of young European artists at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

A dynamic exhibition, by a new generation of 40 young European artists, examining the idea of cultural capital, what it means to be European, and ideas at the core of the financial heart of Europe, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s temporary off-site exhibition spaces in Earlsfort Terrace on Friday 19 April 2013. I knOw yoU takes a fresh look at contemporary art in Europe as a reflection of the exchange and openness that exists between artists working today. The exhibition represents the exciting diversity of approach in current contemporary art practice. I knOw yoU is curated by artist, Tobias Rehberger; Nikolaus Hirsch, Director of Städelschule and Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, IMMA.

I knOw yoU focuses on the central points of Europe and harnesses its context to address European notions and questions of power and that of economic dominance within the banking industry as a prominent debate in contemporary society. The exhibition seeks to further expand this debate by examining concepts of symbolic and cultural capital alongside the role of art and creative innovation, its particular questions on the production of meaning and value. The current discourse of capital in Europe is overwhelmingly dominated by the discourse of economic power and structure. The particular symbol for this, especially within the media, is the Euro and the European Central Bank, located in Frankfurt. I knOw yoU aims at an alternative model of capital that explores a new set of relations between knowing and owing.

The artists in I knOw yoU have been selected from graduates of the Städelschule academy in Frankfurt am Main, and reflect the ambitious undertaking made by the school in its development as a leading centre for experimental art practice. The exhibition has an open curatorial approach that allows each artist to nominate another practitioner of their choosing. Uniquely, this can be from any discipline they connect with (ie. a poet, philosopher, musician, scientist, chef, gardener, artist etc.), either on a collaborative or stand-alone basis, thereby extending the connection point for each artists work. The invitation to this core group of artists to nominate another practitioner encompasses the school and the city as a prism through which international debate can be explored. Artists in the exhibition include Simon Denny, Simon Fujiwara, Jeppe Hein, Jay & Q, Sergej Jensen, Maria Loboda, Michaela Meise, Tris Vonna-Michell, Nora Schultz, Danh Vo Haegue Yang and Thomas Zipp.

Full list of contributors:
Harold Ancart
Ei Arakawa
Michael Beutler
Michael Callies
Pattara Chanruechachai
Simon Denny
Daniel Dewar
Vincenzo Estremo
Jana Euler
Simon Fujiwara
Timothy Furey
Tue Greenfort
Jeppe Hein
Aurel Iselstöger
Jay & Q
Sergej Jensen
Maria Loboda
Denise Mawila
Michaela Meise
Tris Vonna-Michell
Simon Dybbroe Møller
Stefan Müller
Henrik Olesen
Pennacchio Argentato
Kirsten Pieroth
Att Poomtangon
Pratchaya Phinthong
Queen Victoria
Maria von Hausswolff
Mark von Schlegell
Claus Rasmussen
Michael Riedel
Tomás Saraceno
Bernhard Schreiner
Nora Schultz
Sean Snyder
Marcus Steinweg
Woody Tasch
The World
Alexander Tovborg
Jelena Trivic
Torben Ulrich
Danh Vo 
Jeronimo Voss
Holger Wüst
Haegue Yang
Thomas Zipp

I knOw yoU | Talks and Events Programme
IMMA will present a range of talks and events in the context of the I knOw yoU exhibition which further explore the themes of the exhibition; our relationship to the EU, knowing and the role of knowledge in contemporary society and the contemporary artists’ relationship to our national and European identity.

Round Table Discussion with Curators | I knOw yoU
Thursday 18 April, 5.30 – 6.15pm, Lecture Room, IMMA @ NCH
Exhibition Curators Tobias Rehberger, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Rachael Thomas, will discuss the curatorial and conceptual framework for I knOw yoU.

Seminar |The Art Academy and Knowing
Friday 19 April, 1.00 – 4.30pm, Lecture Room, IMMA @ NCH
A seminar to explore the role of the art academy and its relationship to knowing from a range of perspectives, including philosophy, psychoanalysis and art theory and practice. This features a keynote presentation by Nikolaus Hirsch. Other speakers include Mick Wilson (Head of Valand Academy, Sweden), Francis Halsall (Lecturer, Co-ordinator MA Art in the Contemporary World, NCAD), Sinead Hogan, Lecturer, IADT; Cathy Haynes, curator and co-founder, The School of Life, London; Ian Miller, psychologist and psychoanalyst; and others.

Lunchtime Talks | Lesson from the Art School
Friday 7/ 14 June, 1.15pm, Lecture Room, IMMA @ NCH
Artists’ reflections on what they know from their experience in art school.

The Arts and the Public Intellectual in a time of crisis
Thursday 4/ 11/18 July, 5.30pm, Lecture Room, IMMA @ NCH
A series of talks and discussions about the role of the arts and the public intellectual in a time of social, economic and political crisis. This features a keynote presentation by Mary Corcoran (Professor of Sociology, NUI Maynooth (and co-editor of Reflections on Crisis: The Role of the Public Intellectual, 2012).

Panel Discussion | Artist as Emigrant or Nomad?
Friday 10 May, 4.00pm, Lecture Room, IMMA @ NCH
A round table discussion exploring the experience of emigration from the perspectives of Irish artists living abroad. This discussion leads into VISIT 2013 (12/13 May), a weekend of artists’ open studios across Dublin. For further details see

10 x 10 | Talk Marathon
What does it mean to be Irish in Europe Today?
Friday 18 May, 5.30 – 8.00pm, Lecture Room, IMMA @ NCH
Ten cultural practitioners/brokers/thinkers are invited to present 10 minute manifestos on their views on what it means to be Irish in Europe today.

What is Participatory and Collaborative Art?
Saturday 27 April, Lecture Room, IMMA @ NCH
Talk 12.00 – 1.00pm | Presenter Brian Hand (artist and lecturer, Carlow IT) discusses the theory and practice of  collaborative art in the context of exhibitions Tino Sehgal: This Situation, 2007 and I KnOw YoU. This is followed by a panel discussion.
Panel Discussion 2.00-3.00pm | Panelists include Chairperson Patrick Fox (Director of Create, Ireland), Tim Stott (Lecturer in Art History and Theory, DIT), Culturstruction (artists, Tara Kennedy and Jo Anne Butler) and others.

What is _? Marxism and Critical Theory?  MA Art in the Contemporary World (NCAD) and IMMA
A new series focusing on theoretical perspectives, What is Theory? is being developed in collaboration with MA Art in the Contemporary World (NCAD). The talk will be followed by a screening of Intelligence Squared’s debate Karl Marx was Right and a panel discussion to consider the renewed interest in Marxist theory and its manifestations and relevance for contemporary art theory and practice.
Saturday 25 May, Lecture Room, IMMA @ NCH                                         
Talk 11:30am – 12:30pm | Presenters: Declan Long and Francis Halsall, ACW, NCAD
Screening 1.00 – 2.30pm | Karl Marx was Right – debate from Intelligence Squared
Panel Discussion 2:30 – 4.00pm

Booking is essential for all talks. For free tickets and a full programme of talks and events visit

An innovative artist led publication, published by onestar press, Paris accompanies the exhibition.

I knOw yoU is part of the programme of visual arts events celebrating Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union and has received dedicated financial support from the Department for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Dublin and is supported by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, The French Embassy, The Embassy of the Republic of Poland, The Embassy of Denmark, The Embassy of Belgium and The British Embassy.

I knOw yoU continues until 1 September 2013.

Admission is free.

Opening hours:
Tuesday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Wednesday: 10.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Friday and Saturday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12noon – 5.30pm
Monday: Closed

For further information and images please contact Monica Cullinane or Patrice Molloy at Tel: +353 1 612 9900, Email: [email protected]

3 April 2013

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