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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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Mary McIntyre was was selected for the Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection 2018.

McIntyre’s work ‘The Path to the Distribution Point of Light’ (2015) seeks to explore the audience’s relationship with photography. McIntyre has constructed a low platform, in the form of a vaguely disquieting shallow ramp that spills out from the corner of the gallery space. It invites greater spatial interaction with the work, which, calls into question the possibility of ‘passive’ viewing. The stage-like structure also introduces a sense of heightened theatricality, something that has always been an important aspect of McIntyre’s practice, as you are invited to walk across it to view the photograph on the wall. Each step taken towards the photographic work therefore becomes self-conscious, as your footfall is acoustically registered upon a wooden incline.

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We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.

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