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IMMA is delighted to release additional tickets for An Evening with Kim Gordon. A limited number of tickets will go on sale on Friday 19 July at 9.00am. Tickets €25.00 + BF.

IMMA is delighted to present, An Evening with Kim Gordon, in the beautiful surroundings of the IMMA Courtyard, which promises to be an intimate and unmissable event. The evening features live performances by Body/Head, an experimental electric guitar duo composed of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace; poet Elaine Kahn; and guitarist Heather Leigh.

With a career spanning more than three decades, Kim Gordon is one of the most prolific and ground-breaking artists working today. Synonymous with the iconic band she co-founded in 1981, Sonic Youth, her work crosses boundaries between visual art, music, fashion, film, writing and performance, and insists on radical experimentation within every field.

The performance is programmed alongside Gordon’s solo exhibition She bites her tender mind which runs from 27 July to 10 November 2019. The exhibition features a series of new works including recent and previously unseen paintings, drawings, and ceramic sculptures, alongside a glitter installation and an immersive video projection.

Those attending can view the exhibition prior to the performance (limited capacity). Food and drinks will be available to purchase on the night.

Note: Please be advised this is an outdoor event, while we hope for sunshine, please dress appropriate to the weather. Please note our 17th century courtyard has a cobbled surface appropriate footwear is advised.

Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon b.1953

Kim Gordon studied at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles in the late 1970s and has continued to work as an artist since. Her first solo exhibition presented under the name ‘Design Office’ took place at New York’s White Columns in 1981.
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Body/Head b.2011

Body/Head are an American experimental electric guitar duo composed of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace. Their debut album together as Body/Head, Coming Apart it's from 2013.
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Heather Leigh

Heather Leigh b.1979

The daughter of a coal miner, weaving a trail from West Virginia to Texas to Scotland where she’s lived for over a decade, Heather Leigh furthers the vast unexplored reaches of pedal steel guitar. Her playing is as physical as it is phantom, combining spontaneous compositions with industrially-charged psychedelic rock.
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Elaine Kahn

Elaine Kahn is the author of Women in Public (City Lights Publishers, 2015) and Romance or The End (forthcoming from Soft Skull Press). Writing has appeared in Frieze, The Brooklyn Rail, jubilat, Poetry FoundationArt Papers, and elsewhere. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches at Pomona College and the Poetry Field School. She lives in Los Angeles, California. View Artist


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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. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.