December 6, 2018 - IMMA — Irish Museum of Modern Art - 2019 programme in Ireland
December 6, 2018

IMMA — Irish Museum of Modern Art

Derek Jarman, Fuck me blind, 1993. Oil on canvas, 251 x 179 cm. Courtesy Amanda Wilkinson Gallery.

2019 programme in Ireland

IMMA — Irish Museum of Modern Art
Kilmainham
Royal Hospital, Military Road
Dublin
Ireland

T +353 1 612 9900

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2019 programme in Ireland

IMMA — Irish Museum of Modern Art
Kilmainham
Royal Hospital, Military Road
Dublin
Ireland

T +353 1 612 9900

imma.ie
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IMMA today announced highlights of the 2019 exhibition programme which includes solo exhibitions by Derek Jarman (UK), Doris Salcedo (Colombia), Kim Gordon (USA) and by Irish artists Walker and Walker, Les Levine, Fergus Martin and Janet Mullarney, a major international group exhibition examining Desire in Art and an exhibition that examines the interconnections between two of the best-known painters of the 20th century Lucian Freud and Jack B. Yeats.

Doris Salcedo is one of the world’s leading sculptors whose work is deeply rooted in her native Columbia. IMMA will present recent works by Salcedo in her first solo exhibition in Ireland.

A major retrospective of the work of British artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman (1942-1994) will mark 25 years since the death of the artist. Jarman has been the subject of many important exhibitions but this is the first time that the diverse strands of his practice will be brought together.

With a career spanning more than three decades, Kim Gordon is one of the most prolific and ground-breaking female creatives working today. Gordon, synonymous with Sonic Youth, is an artist who crosses boundaries between visual art, music, fashion, film, writing and performance. This exhibition will re-frame and contextualise her work as an artist.

The year opens with a focus on leading Irish artists, including a new exhibition from duo Walker and Walker, and three solo IMMA Collection displays from leading Irish artists Les Levine, Fergus Martin and Janet Mullarney. Later in the spring a group exhibition of emerging Irish and international artists addresses some of the broader concerns of Gen Y. Entitled A Vague Anxiety artists include Marie Farrington, Saidhbhín Gibson, Helio Léon, Brian Teeling and Susanne Wawra amongst others.

A major new exhibition this summer will examine the interconnections between Lucian Freud (1922-2011) and one of the most important figures in Irish Art—Jack B. Yeats (1871–1957). Freud thought Yeats a great painter of his time, and Freud’s first visit to Ireland in 1948 has been described in part as a "pilgrimage" to the site of Yeats’ work. This exhibition, part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project (2016-2021), will draw  into dialogue the work of these stubbornly individual painters, placing them side-by-side for the first time in 70 years. 

In the autumn a large-scale international group exhibition Desire in Art from the 20th Century to the Digital Age. will explore the evolving role of desire in art and life and its relationship to structures of power, individualism, and new collective subjectivities. Spanning over 100 years, the exhibition explores the development of desire through the lens of the eurocentric male gaze and its influence in shaping artistic depictions of desire in contemporary culture.

IMMA has launched a major new website for 2019. Click on the links below to read more about the individual exhibitions, which will be accompanied by talks, events, screenings, displays, artist residencies, symposia, and artist commissions to be announced throughout the year.

Annie Fletcher, recently named as the new Director of IMMA, will join the museum in March.

IMMA Exhibition Highlights 2019

IMMA Collection: A Fiction Close to Reality 
February 15–September 29, 2019

IMMA Collection: Then and Now, Fergus Martin
February 15–September 29, 2019

IMMA Collection: Then and Now, Janet Mullarney
February 15–September 29, 2019

IMMA Collection: Les Levine, Resurrection
February 15–May 6, 2019

Walker and Walker, Nowhere without no(w)
February 15–June 3, 2019

A Vague Anxiety
April 12–August 18, 2019

Doris Salcedo, Acts of Mourning
April–July, 2019

IMMA Collection: Freud Project 2016-2021 / Life above Everything: Lucian Freud and Jack B. Yeats
June 2019–January 2020

Kim Gordon
July–November, 2019

Desire in Art from the 20th Century to the Digital Age
September 2019–February 2020

Derek Jarman, PROTEST!
November 2019–Feb 2020

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