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Willie Doherty, b.1959

Ancient Ground2011

Ancient Ground is a 2011 work by Willie Doherty. It has a duration of 8 min. It is not currently on display in IMMA. It is currently out on loan. It is part of the IMMA Permanent Collection.

MediumHigh-definition video (colour, sound)
Duration8 min
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Heritage Gift, 2014
EditionEdition 3/3
Item NumberIMMA.3872
Out on loan Permanent Loan, Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, 01/09/2016 - 01/09/2021
Image Caption
Willie Doherty, Ancient Ground, 2011, High-definition video (colour, sound), Duration: 8 min, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Heritage Gift, 2014

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About the Artist

Willie Doherty b.1959

Willie Doherty is a native of Derry, Northern Ireland. Basing much of his work around Derry he uses photography, video and sound installations to explore the fallibility of human memory and recollection. Doherty studied at the University of Ulster, Belfast, and began exhibiting internationally in the early 1980s. Nominated twice for the Turner Prize, in 1994 and 2003, his work has been the subject of many solo museum shows. In 2002 IMMA presented, ‘False Memory’, the first major solo exhibition of Doherty’s work in Ireland. Doherty represented Ireland in the Venice Biennale in 1993, 2005 and 2007. His critically acclaimed ‘Secretion’, was shown at IMMA in 2013.
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