Now showing at IMMA are two of the greatest painters of the 20th century, Frank Bowling and Lucian Freud. We … More
Ten years ago, Brian O’Doherty ‘buried hate’ on the grounds of IMMA when he laid his alter ego, Patrick Ireland, … More
I had a dream the other night about being third up to pitch for a major art commission and the group before us used artists to act out their proposal. My team in contrast consisted of curators and a lighting designer – we looked at each other terrified and wished to pull out immediately. A common curator’s nightmare perhaps, wary one should be of ignoring artists in favour of a curatorial concept. Ignoring artists could never be an accusation aimed at the various ROSC committees. However the same committees could be accused of ignoring the growing trend of thematic exhibitions.
By Sarah Glennie – Director, IMMA (2012 – 2017) When the 50th anniversary of the first Rosc came onto … More
We invited Irish Artist Susan Connolly to respond to the work of Lucian Freud at IMMA. A key aspect … More