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The concept is the thing? is the second collaboration between Mayo General Hospital and the National Programme aimed at supporting the hospital’s growing arts programme.  The exhibition comprises some 28 works from the IMMA Collection selected by the Mayo General Hospitals Arts Committee.  The exhibition explores the beginnings of conceptual art and includes work by prominent conceptual artists such as Joseph Kosuth, Terry Atkinson, Dennis Oppenheim and Richard Long. Works by artists who were influenced by the conceptualists of the 1960s and ‘70s are also included. 

Michael Landy, Costermonger Stall No 3, 1991, Life size flowerstall and fresh flowers, 239 x 183 x 122 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Loan, Weltkunst Foundation, 1996Dennis Oppenheim, Reading Position for Second Degree Burn, 1970, Stage 1 and Stage 2, Book, skin, solar energy.  Exposure time 5 hours, Jones Beach, New York. Collection Irish Museum of Modern ArtRichard Long, Kilkenny Limestone Circle, 1991, Limestone, 400 cm diameter, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 1991


The exhibition is accompanied by a series of workshops supported by the Department of Education and Science.

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