We are delighted to welcome visitors back to IMMA as we reopen the campus from Monday 29 June. The grounds of IMMA reopen with a new outdoor tented area called The People’s Pavilion located on our front lawn and Social Distancing Circles placed across the site where friends and families can meet safely and enjoy IMMA. Our outdoor programme will focus on art trails, our gardens and an activated programme of pop up events in The People’s Pavilion which will include collaborations with local community groups and artist collectives from mid July. All this will be complemented by a new outdoor pop-up café The Flying Dog.
The galleries will reopen in phases from Tuesday 30 June, beginning with the IMMA Collection: Freud Project which examines the work of Lucian Freud through an accompanying digital research programme exploring the role of the studio. Also opening is our archive exhibition IMMA Archive: 1990s, From the Edge to the Centre which celebrates the ambitious and ongoing IMMA Collection and Archive Digitisation Project. From 21 July we will open the long-awaited exhibition by British-Indian artist Bharti Kher, A Consummate Joy, together with the main reception area, the IMMA Shop and an increased offering in The People’s Pavilion. We will launch a full programme of exhibitions in the autumn.
In order to ensure that public health guidelines are adhered to we are reducing the number of people into our exhibition spaces. Entry to the exhibitions is free but by ticketed timeslot. You can book your visit on our new booking system from Monday 29 June.
We will also continue to offer our online programme throughout the summer months. Newly launched is the IMMA International Summer School which takes place from 3 to 28 August 2020. This is an online programme of lectures, discussions and workshops by artists, theorists and educators who will focus on the theme of ‘statecraft’ and the role of art and artists in relation to the state. We will also continue to present IMMA Screen, an online screening series showcasing film and video works from the IMMA Collection. We are delighted to present Visibility: Moderate (1981) by Vivienne Dick as the second work from the Collection to be showcased as part of IMMA Screen alongside a new interview with the artist.
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