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IMMA curator Seán Kissane discusses the new photography exhibition Northern Light  drawn from the exceptional collection of photography amassed by Dr David Kronn over the past 25 years. This selection of prints examines the history of the conflict in Northern Ireland specifically, and places it alongside other events internationally. This talk introduces the work of featured artists: Abbas, Bill Armstrong, Bruno Barbey, Ian Berry, Gilles Caron, David Farrell, John Hinde, Michael Kenna, Eric Luke, Tony O’Shea, Gilles Peress, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Paul Seawright, Arthur Siegel, Rosalind Solomon, Chris Steele Perkins, Amelia Stein, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Donovan Wylie.

By introducing the work of such accomplished photographers and artists, Kissane considers concepts of borders (real or imagined), through images of landscapes, children and civilian communities during the height of the conflict in Northern Ireland. As the U.K. prepares to leave the European Union in 2021, this talk and exhibition is an opportune time to reflect on the shared history of Ireland and the U.K, through the lens and poignant images captured by award winning photographers comprising the Northern Light display at IMMA.

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Curator's Talk: Northern Light with Seán Kissane and Dr David Kronn Soundcloud

About Exhibition

Northern Light is the third exhibition at IMMA drawn from the exceptional collection of modern and contemporary photography put together by Dr David Kronn over the past 25 years. The David Kronn Collection is a promised gift to IMMA and comprises more than 1100 photographs ranging in content from 19th-century Daguerreotypes to works by award-winning contemporary photographers.

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About Speaker

Seán Kissane is Curator of Exhibitions at IMMA and is the curator of the new exhibition Northern Light, Photographs from the David Kronn Collection and recent exhibition Derek Jarman, PROTEST!. Focusing both on contemporary art and work from the post-war period, he has curated various shows bringing the work of international modern and contemporary artists to Ireland for the first time. Major shows include the retrospective for Alice Maher held at IMMA’s offsite space at Earlsfort Terrace; the first retrospective of Surrealist Leonora Carrington; and an exhibition looking at the lives of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. He developed an important strand of programming the ‘Modern Masters’ Series, which presents deeply researched exhibitions on figures from our recent history such as Gerda Frömel and Cecil King, the first queer reading of Irish art with the Patrick Hennessy exhibition and a retrospective on Mary Swanzy.

Additional Resources 


Additional Resources

Sean Kissane introduces David Kronn; photography collector and donor. Soundcloud
Art Memory Place: Willie Doherty - Remains, 2017 Soundcloud
Photographer's Talk + Discussion: Amelia Stein + Trish Lambe Soundcloud

Important Notice


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.