You are invited to a reception to mark the exhibition openings on Thursday 09 April 2015 from 6-8pm.
This is the first retrospective of the sculptor Gerda Frömel since 1976. Born in the former Czechoslovakia in 1931, Gerda Frömel moved to Ireland in 1956 and built her career here. An incredibly well-regarded artist during her lifetime, Frömel’s work was neglected after her untimely death in 1975. This exhibition of sculpture, drawing and archive materials, seeks to reinstate Frömel as a Master of Irish Modernism. Read more on our website
This exhibition will travel to F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Co. Down in August 2015.
This is the first presentation in Ireland by Diogo Pimentão (born Portugal 1973). His drawings blur the lines between sculpture, installation and performance using the simple materials of graphite, paper and stones. Through fixing and folding paper he opens the horizon of the drawing and its conventions to other dimensions, other processes and other tools. Read more on our website
Talks and lectures:
Preview Lecture: Seán Kissane
Gerda Frömel – Her life and works 1955–1975
Thursday 9 April 2015, 5.30–6.15pm, Johnston Suite
Exhibition Curator Seán Kissane (IMMA) presents a lecture on his research for the first contemporary retrospective exhibition of work by Gerda Frömel and addresses how this presentation attempts to reinstate Frömel as a Master of Irish Modernism. This is followed by the exhibition preview and a drinks reception. Book here
IMMA Modern Master Series: Symposium
Gerda Frömel – Reconstructing an Artist’s Career
Friday 17 April, 11.00am–3.00pm, Lecture Room
A range of scholars, writers and enthusiasts on Frömel’s work will assess key developments of the artist’s short yet significant career. Speakers will consider what Frömel’s story can teach us about the broader history, record and practice of sculpture in Ireland. Chaired by Paula Murphy (Senior Lecturer, School of Art History, UCD). Other participants to be announced. Book here
Artist’s Gallery Talk – Diogo Pimentão
Friday 10 April, 1.00–2.00pm, Garden Galleries, IMMA
Diogo Pimentão demonstrates how his artworks of paper and graphite push the conventions and possibilities of drawing and sculpture. Book here
Booking is essential for all talks, all of which are free. For a full programme please visit www.imma.ie
Gerda Frömel, River, 1970; Carrara marble in three dry-fitted elements, 56 x 30 x 10 cm; Private Collection.
Diogo Pimentão, #7 Aligned Fold, 2014; Paper and graphite, 274.5 x 31.5cm; Courtesy the Artist.
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