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Internationally acclaimed artist Suzanne Lacy visits IMMA to develop a major project called The School for Revolutionary Girls in the final week of the project A Fair Land. While in Dublin Lacy spoke about her practice with Ailbhe Murphy, Director of Create-Ireland. This talk is introduced by Sarah Glennie, Director, IMMA.

Presented in collaboration with Grizedale Arts (UK) and CREATE, the National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts.

About 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.

This talk took place on 19 August 2016 at IMMA


About the Artist

Suzanne Lacy b.1945

Suzanne Lacy is a visual artist whose prolific career includes performances, video and photographic installation, critical writing and public practices in communities. She is best known as one of the Los Angeles performance artists who became active in the 70s and shaped the emergent art of social engagement. Her work ranges from intimate, graphic body explorations to large-scale public performances involving literally hundreds of performers and thousands of audience members.
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Suzanne Lacy in conversation with Sarah Glennie at IMMA Soundcloud