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World renowned artist Jonathan Meese is coming to A Fair Land and will respond to the village with a specially commissioned performance taking place throughout IMMA’s gardens, reflecting his own advocacy for The Dictatorship of Art.

Entitled L.O.V.E.-MONSTERS DO NOT VOTE! (HUMPTY DUMPTY’S LAW OF NATURE), this unique, and no doubt memorable event is ticketed as numbers are strictly limited.

Jonathan is a lifelong fan of the John Boorman film Zardoz and will evoke the spirit of the film in response to A Fair Land, taking the audience across the meadows of IMMA.

Watch the Trailer for Zardoz

The audience will move with the performance so please dress for the weather on the day with footware that is appropriate for walking on grass.

A Fair Land

Echoing the role artists played in creating in articulating a new vision for Ireland pre-1916, IMMA and Grizedale Arts have collaborated to create an extraordinary new project in 2016 that examines the ‘usefulness’ of art. Re-thinking the Royal Hospital’s cobblestoned quadrant as a village, artist and creative practitioners have been invited to take over the iconic IMMA courtyard, creating a visual and working village installation – A Fair Land – which offer its visitors opportunities to eat, make, think, or trade. Presenting an active and tangible representation of the place of creativity in society A Fair Land will create a space for families, friends and strangers to gather, get involved, and experience alternative perspectives on living.

Johnathan Meese

Exploring such themes as revolution, the failures of ideology, and the role and power of art, Jonathan Meese’s wryly bombastic installations, paintings, sculptures, and performances emerge from the notion of the “Dictatorship of Art,” as he calls it. Having appointed himself its representative, Meese inserts his own image into most of his works, personifying characters from popular culture as well as those of his own devising, according himself cult status.


Important Notice


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. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.