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Margo McNulty and Geraldine O’Reilly: Of Space and Place
11 Apr 2014 - 7 Jun 2014
McNulty and O’Reilly share a common interest in subject matter derived from rural Ireland for this exhibition of prints and video. Exploring their mutual interest in history, memory and narrative in their work, their work is situated in the local. O’Reilly’s work draws on a residency at the Heinrich Boll House on Achill Island where she was struck in particular by the Deserted Village, abandoned since famine times. John F. Deane’s poem The Abandoned Village, and an excerpt from Eavan Boland’s essay Outside History, from the book, Object Lessions, appear alongside a series of photo etchings. McNulty’s work explores personal history revising her grandmother and great grandmothers house as the basis for her large scale lithographs that become microscopic portals to the past. The exhibition is accompanied by a specially commissioned essay by Prof Luke Gibbons.
Easter Group Show
28 Mar 2014 - 10 May 2014
Featuring over 50 artworks by 30 different Irish artists.
Vong Phaophanit: Line Writing
8 Mar 2014 - 11 May 2014
For the Museum’s re-opening in October 2013 a number of site-specific pieces from the IMMA Collection were reinstalled in the rooms they were originally conceived for. IMMA is delighted to be re-installing Line Writing by Vong Phaophanit which continues the presentation of complex single-room installations made for the IMMA building. The installation is part of IMMA’s new approach to programming the Collection in ways that connect to the broader programme, Line Writing will be installed to coincide with solo exhibitions by Patrick Scott and Haroon Mirza. This allows for the exploration of a theme or shared idea across a number of different artist’s practices.
Ciarán Lennon: Al13
17 Jan 2014 - 27 Apr 2014
These Al13 paintings present a total attention, a wakeful awareness, benign, offered for the pleasure of seeing, with a hidden warning (like a traffic sign) don’t be trivial, don’t be bored, don’t be lazy, don’t be proud…stay alert
Synergy: Connections to Limerick
7 Feb 2014 - 30 Apr 2014
An exhibition of work by Ailbhe Barrett, Ester Barrett, Jack Donovan, Tom Fitzgerald, James Hanley RHA, Charles Harper RHA, Gavin Hogg, Gillian Kenny, David Lilburn, Tim Morris, Jane Murtagh, Mick O’Dea RHA, Paul O’Reilly, Suzannah O’Reilly, Jim Savage, John Shinnors, Richard Slade, Donald Teskey RHA and Samuel Walsh.
The mind was dreaming. The world was its dream.
11 Apr 2014 - 7 Jun 2014
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios presents The mind was dreaming. The world was its dream, curated by Paula Naughton and featuring work by Jonathas de Andrade, Edgardo Aragón, Gavin Murphy and Lisa Tan. The exhibition brings together artists who revisit history through personal and staged narratives. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, real and imagined, each artist creates a palimpsest site to negotiate new meaning. Existing in neither the past or present this in-between space uncovers alternate ‘truths’. Through shared processes of documentation and archiving, the artists address culture as a form of representation in order to examine complex issues of social & political structures.
Raphaël Dallaporta: Observations
9 Apr 2014 - 15 May 2014
Raphaël Dallaporta (b. France, 1980) is an exciting and provocative voice among a new generation of international photographers. He has garnered widespread acclaim for thoughtful projects that examine warfare, violence, power and the fragility of life.
Carl Giffney: Lucite Fall
17 Apr 2014 - 17 May 2014
Social capital is a non-economic wealth that exists in the relations that people have with one and other. Lucite Fall examines the non-economic wealth that exists between people and geological ingredients. Coal Dust, Ground Barytes, Lithium Oxide and Concrete Powder play central roles in a fiction that sees them being collected, prepared and processed. The exhibition takes three parts: diorama, video and evidence. Lucite Fall presents a series of works that share a common interest in mining and labour. Film making techniques and physical diorama making are used to make fictions that illuminate the values we give to resources in flux.