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Artist’s Voice:: Alan Phelan on ‘Fragments’

As the IMMA Collection show ‘Fragments’ enters its final weeks, artist Alan Phelan reflects on his involvement in the layout of the exhibition. Continue reading

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Video:: Karen Sweeney introduces Karla Black

Karen Sweeney (Exhibitions, IMMA) introduces Karla Black’s dynamic new body of sculptural work currently on show in the gallery spaces of IMMA.  Continue reading

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IMMA Announces 2015 Programme Highlights

Images: (1) Stan Douglas, Powell Street Grounds, 28 January 1912, 2008. Digital C-print mounted on Dibond aluminum. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York. (2) Karla Black, Practically in Shadow, 2013. Plaster powder, powder paint, florist foam, bath bombs, nail varnish, polythene, thread, cellophane, sellotape. Courtesy the artist.

Images: (1) Stan Douglas, Ballantyne Pier, 18 June 1935, 2008, Digital C-print mounted on Dibond aluminium, 45 x 116 inches, 114.3 x 294.6 cm, Edition of 5, Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York (2) Karla Black, Practically in Shadow, 2013. Plaster powder, powder paint, florist foam, bath bombs, nail varnish, polythene, thread, cellophane, sellotape. Courtesy the artist.

IMMA, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, is pleased to announce highlights from our 2015 exhibition programme.

In announcing details of the programme today Sarah Glennie, Director of IMMA, commented: “We are delighted to present another dynamic programme for Ireland in 2015, where a key highlight is sure to be the autumn exhibition What We Call Love, co-curated by Rachel Thomas, Head of Exhibitions at IMMA and Christine Macel, Chief Curator at Centre Pompidou. It will include works from Cecily Brown, Miriam Cahn, Elmgreen and Dragset, Jim Hodges, Jeremy Shaw and Wolfgang Tillmans among others and we are delighted to be working with the Pompidou again after our successful collaboration in 2013 with the Eileen Grey exhibition.”

“Over the course of the year we will mount the first major Irish exhibitions from internationally renowned artists Stan Douglas and Karla Black, as well as an exhibition of the work of poet, artist and writer Etel Adnan; one of the leading voices in contemporary Arab American literature since the 1960s. As part of our commitment to supporting new artists we present Chloe Dewe Mathews, a remarkable new artistic voice working in the medium of photography and Diogo Pimentão in their first Irish exhibitions, as well as a number of new commissions forming part of What We Call Love.”

“I’m delighted to be presenting a major exhibition by Grace Weir, one of Ireland’s most distinctive and important contemporary artists, and continuing our scholarly appraisal of Modern Irish Art with our forthcoming retrospective of the work of Gerda Frömel (1931 – 1975). As in 2014 our exhibition programme will be accompanied by a rich and varied programme of events, talks, and learning programmes which will provide audiences of all ages exciting opportunities to enjoy the our programme.”

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There are several exhibitions throughout the year that draw from the IMMA Collection. In the spring we present Fragments, with works from Aleanna Egan, Ronan McCrea, Alan Phelan, Camille Souter, GILBERT & GEORGE, Nigel Rolfe, Marina Abramovic, Brian O’Doherty and Kenneth Hall. This will be followed in November with artist Nick Miller’s response to the Edward McGuire studio, part of the IMMA Collection, in Meetings: Into the Studio of Edward McGuire. A concurrent exhibition, Approaches to Paper, will explore the practice of celebrated Irish Modernists such as Evie Hone and Mainie Jellett to contemporary artists such as Antony Gormley, Andrew Folan and Kiki Smith.


Our new festival Summer Rising, which was such a success last year, will return in June with more art, music, performance and food events designed to open up the beautiful buildings and grounds of IMMA, day and night.

IMMA Exhibition Highlights 2015

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