IMMA is delighted to present PROTEST! a major retrospective of the work of British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman (1942-1994). One of the most influential figures in twentieth-century British culture, Jarman trained as a painter at the Slade School (1963–7) alongside David Hockney and Patrick Proctor. From the 1970s onwards he devoted the majority of his attention to film-making, however he continued to paint throughout his life. A true renaissance man, his practice encompassed painting, sculpture, film making, writing, gardening, theatre design, pop-videos, as well as important queer agit-prop and political activity.
Jarman has been the subject of important exhibitions at the Serpentine, London; Tate Britain; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; but this is the first time that the diverse strands of his practice will be brought together. The year 2019 also marks 25 years since Jarman’s death in 1994.
A major new book will be published to accompany the exhibition, in association with Thames & Hudson.
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