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Showcasing new ROSC50 Research Commissions by Amanda Coogan, Emma Haugh, Christodoulos Makris, Nathan O’Donnell and Suzanne Walsh.

An important part of the IMMA/ NIVAL ROSC 50 collaboration is to uncover new research and new perspectives from both artists and audiences today, and to record these for future generations. Audiences are invited to attend a seminar comprising of artists’ performance, lecture presentations, screening and a panel discussion. This features research projects in response to Rosc by artists Amanda Coogan, Emma Haugh and a collaborative project titled ‘Inflamatory Speech’ by Christodoulos Makris, Nathan O’Donnell and Suzanne Walsh. Each artist has taking as their starting point the material relating to Rosc in the NIVAL archive, and are responding to themes relating to the ambition, memory and legacy of Rosc and also the critical and public engagement with the exhibitions.

Other contributions will be presented by Brenda Moore-McCann, Art historian, writer and appointed researcher of the IMMA/NIVAL: ROSC 50 – 1967 / 2017 project, and Valerie Connor, Curator and Educator, D.I.T.

Complementary refreshments will be served. Places are limited.

ABOUT ROSC50 RESEARCH COMMISSIONS

IMMA and NIVAL selected artists to create new projects in response to ROSC 50; a collaborative research project from both organisations to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Rosc exhibition in 1967, Through a programme of talks, events, research commissions and exhibitions ROSC 50 revisits the Irish art historical account of these landmark visual art exhibitions in Ireland; exploring their legacy and meaning in the present day. The period of research is from July to December 2017 and draws on the continuing ROSC 50 programme.