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Imma Ride (Prod. By Swagg R' Celious) Explicit

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2. Imma Ride (Prod. By Swagg R' Celious)

Imma Ride (Prod. By Swagg R' Celious)

New Song "Imma Ride" Produced by Swagg R' Celious XXVIIINYL | PROGRESSIVE

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The Symposium, Sexuality, Identity and the State is organised on the occasion of ‘Patrick Hennessy - De Profundis’ and ‘Carol Rama - The Passion of Carol Rama’ exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). In Part One, speakers include; Noreen Giffney, Sean Kissane, Riann Coulter, Eibhear Walshe. Comprising of presentations by artists, writers, curators, educators and psychoanalysts, this symposium addresses issues of gender, sexuality, identity and the state as it relates to the work of artists, Hennessey, Rama and others. Participants will draw on queer theory, feminism and psychoanalysis across a wide range of practices, considering the centrality of gender within wider research agendas that span the history of art, culture and society. The aim of this seminar is to provide the public with a deeper insight into the thinking and making of artist’s work where its subject matter address themes of gender, sexuality, desire and identity, in dissent to the state. Panel One Historicising Artistic Practice: Patrick Hennessy and Others The first panel features a series of talks dealing with the psycho-biography, and psycho-cultural and psychosocial matters: on the Irish artist Patrick Hennessy's life in relation to his art, taking into consideration the context of other artists’ work, and the psychosocial environment within which Hennessy lived and worked. The panel will look at the tensions between homosexuality representations and critical reception across the visual and literary arts, considering historical intersections between sexuality and culture over the years in Ireland, contrasted against conventional forms of categorisation. Running Order of Partcipants 15mins: Noreen Giffney, Psychoanalytic psychotherapist & Symposium Chair. 30Mins Presentation: Patrick Hennessy De Profundis Seán Kissane, Curator, Exhibitions, IMMA. This paper will broadly address how Patrick Hennessy's sexuality coloured his work and the tensions that resulted between artistic intention and critical reception. 20Mins Presentation: Gerard Dillon Nationalism, Homosexuality and the Modern Irish Artist Riann Coulter, Curator, FE Mc William Gallery, Banbridge. Taking Gerard Dillon's painting ‘Self-Contained Flat’ (1955) as a starting point, this paper will consider how readings of Dillon's work that have focused on his nationalism and his romantic depictions of the west of Ireland, have failed to recognise the significant influence that his sexuality had on his art. 20Mins Presentation: A Wilde Shaped Silence Eibhear Walshe, Senior Lecturer, School of Modern English, UCC, considers the socio-political context of Hennessy’s work as it relates to notable literature figures of the time such as Oscar Wilde, Micheál Mac Liammóir, Kate O'Brien and Elizabeth Bowen. Walshe will address and the role of public reception and its effects on the changing representations of same sex desire across the literary in Ireland. 20Mins Discussion This symposium took place on 22 June 2016, IMMA. Organised by IMMA, in collaboration with Dr Noreen Giffney, Psychoanalytic psychotherapist and symposium chair.

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4. In Conversation | Duncan Campbell + Maeve Connolly

In Conversation | Duncan Campbell + Maeve Connolly

Duncan Campbell, Turner Prize winner 2014, talks to Dr Maeve Connolly (IADT)about his current exhibition at IMMA (8 November 2014 - 29 March 2015). This talk took place on 31 January 2015, IMMA.

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The Freud Affect: Reflecting on Viewers’ Experience of the Lucian Freud Exhibition When we visit an exhibition, we encounter a series of artworks made by an artist and presented to us by a curator. We are offered an experience. How we engage with that experience can tell us as much, if not more, about ourselvess it might about the artist. What was your experience of visiting the Lucian Freud exhibition? Which room did you visit first? Did you spend more time with certain works? Can you remember any of the thoughts you were having as you moved around the gallery space? This talk explores the ways in which psychoanalysis can help us to reflect on our affective response to the exhibition, particularly how our gut reactions to Freud’s works might tell us something about the otherwise unconscious, inarticulable aspects of our mind. Further Information Dr Noreen Giffney is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and the director of the Psychoanalysis + interdisciplinary initiative. She is also Lecturer in Counselling in the School of Communication & Media at Ulster University. She has published extensively in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychosocial studies, and cultural studies. IMMA COLLECTION FREUD PROJECT (2016 – 21) IMMA has secured a significant five-year loan of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. Working only from life Freud’s studio was intensely private and he mainly worked with those he was close to, often asking subjects to sit for hundreds of hours over multiple sittings to better capture the essence of their personality. The Irish Art Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, (TRIARC) TRIARC was established in 2003 in response to the growing interest in Irish art at home and abroad. Since then, the centre provides postgraduate teaching and supervision and it supports new research and publications. The establishment of the centre was facilitated by the generous support of benefactors, enabling the appointment of dedicated staff, and the restoration of the Provost's House Stables to provide facilities for education and research, including a visual archive and dedicated library on all aspects of Irish art, architecture and design. This talk took place on Wednesday 24 January 2018, at IMMA.

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The Symposium, Sexuality, Identity and the State is organised on the occasion of ‘Patrick Hennessy - De Profundis’ and ‘Carol Rama - The Passion of Carol Rama’ exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). In Part 2, speakers include Noreen Giffney, Katherine Johnson, Jason Hartford, Ann Murphy, Olga Cox Cameron, Jacinta Lynch, James Merrigan. Part Two : Roundtable Discussion Art Objects and Interpretative Strategies, Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Queer Theory This roundtable discussion turns its attention to the relationship between the viewer, the art object and the artist, how we make meaning of our experience of engaging with an art work across time and space, and how that experience is mediated through the framing and dissemination of an exhibition by a curator, museum, reviewers and art critics as well as what is disclosed of an artists’ biography and what friends might say about an exhibition before we have visited it ourselves. Running Order of Participants 10mins Dr Katherine Johnson: feminism and queer theory, perspective. 10mins Dr Jason Hartford: feminism and queer theory, perspective. 10mins Ann Murphy: psychoanalysis, perspective. 10mins Olga Cox Cameron: psychoanalysis, perspective. 10mins Jacinta Lynch: visual arts practice and arts criticism, perspective. 10mins James Merrigan: visual arts practice and arts criticism, perspective. Closing Discussion with Noreen Giffney and Respondents. This symposium took place on 22 June 2016, IMMA. Organised by IMMA, in collaboration with Noreen Giffney, Psychoanalytic psychotherapist & Symposium Chair.

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7. IMMA: How an Art Museum became a concert venue

IMMA: How an Art Museum became a concert venue

Jackie Fox reports for Morning Ireland on IMMA's new revenue raising initiative

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8. What is Phenomenology? Francis Halsall & Declan Long

What is Phenomenology? Francis Halsall & Declan Long

'...It is in very simple terms (though it is not a simple philosphy) an attempt to 'do a science of conciousness'...' Francis Halsall & Declan Long (2015) In collaboration with the MA programme, ACW at NCAD and continuing with the IMMA talk series What is…? This discussion introduces the theoretical framework of phenomenology as a concept to explore the structure of consciousness, aesthetics and our experiences of the contemporary art object. This talk took place on 16.04.16,IMMA Image Credit: 'Opera no. 34', 1940 Watercolour on Paper, Carol Rama

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9. IMMA & TCD - TRIARC / LUCIAN FREUD TALK SERIES - Daphne Wright & Angela Griffith

IMMA & TCD - TRIARC / LUCIAN FREUD TALK SERIES - Daphne Wright & Angela Griffith

Daphne Wright, artist and exhibition curator of The Ethics of Scrutiny joins Angela Griffith, The Irish Art Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, in a conversation that explore Wright's role as curator, her response to the work of Lucian Freud and her own artistic practice. The Ethics of Scrutiny, curated by artist Daphne Wright, is the second exhibition to be presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project - a five-year loan of 52 works by renowned artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011). This artist's discussion is introduced by Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections, IMMA. The event coincides with ‘Shadows and Lights; Women in Irish Visual Culture’ discussion series, now in it's seventh year and is a key feature of the Department of History of Art and Architecture and TRIARC outreach programme. Presented in conjunction with the IMMA & TCD TRIARC Lucian Freud Talk Series October 2017 to April 2018. FURTHER INFORMATION IMMA Collection: Freud Project: The Ethics of Scrutiny, Curated by Daphne Wright The Ethics of Scrutiny places Freud’s paintings alongside the work of writers Emily Dickinson, John Berger and Lydia Davis, psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, and artists Gwen John, Kathy Prendergast, Wiebke Siem, Marlene Dumas and Thomas Schütte, The Ethics of Scrutiny calls into question how we see ourselves, how our gazes fall onto one another, and importantly how our identities shift over the cycle of time. The exhibition sees the addition of two major works by Freud, Two Brothers from Ulster, 2001, and Man in a Silver Suit, 1998. About Speakers Daphne Wright, born 1963, Ireland is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London, and was elected as a member of the Aosdána, in 2011. She lives and works in Dublin and Bristol. Wright has exhibited extensively in England and Ireland since 1994, with solo exhibitions at many venues including, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, Douglas Hyde Gallery, 2002, Nonsense with Death, Sligo Art Gallery, 2001, and Daphne Wright, Limerick City Art Gallery, 2006, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 1994, The New Art Centre Sculpture Park and Gallery and The Lowry, 2001. She has also participated in various group exhibitions at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2008, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 2000, P.S.1, New York, 1999, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 1997, and Tate Liverpool, 1995. Commissions include Ham House, Trust New Art, Hanbury House, Worcester and Carlow County Council, South Tipperary County Council and Cork City Council. Works by the artist are held in the following collections: Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Towner Art Gallery, Sussex and private collections in Ireland and the UK. Further information here. Dr Angela Griffith is Assistant professor, Department of the History of Art, Trinity College Dublin. Her current research focuses on the history, contexts and theories of the printed image in Britain and Ireland from the beginnings of modernist fine art printmaking to contemporary multidisciplinary print practices. Selected publications include ‘To-morrow’s artist: Cecil ffrench Salkeld and an Irish modernist periodical’, in P. Coleman, K. Milligan and N. O’Donnell, eds. BLAST at 100, (Leiden: Brill, 2017), "Extra, Extra, read all about it ..." negotiating printmaking in the Post-Print Age: imPRESS a perspective from Ireland' in imPRESS [noun - the act of marking a mark or leaving an impression] (Cork, 2017) And she is co-editor and contributor with Roisin Kennedy & Marguerite Helmers of Harry Clarke & Artistic Visions of the New Irish State, forthcoming from Irish Academic Press. This talk took place on Saturday 10 March 2018, at the Robert Emmet Hall, TCD Image Credit: Marlene Dumas / Kissing the Floor, 2014 / Watercolour on paper / 27 x 22 cm / Private Collection, London. Courtesy of Frith Street Gallery.

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10. Roundtable Discussion | Collecting for the public

Roundtable Discussion | Collecting for the public

This discussion addressed the key factors that determine the objects we choose to collect for our national collections in relation to the exhibition Trove. This discussion was chaired by Catriona Crowe (Senior Archivist, Special Projects National Archives of Ireland). Panelists included Christina Kennedy (IMMA), Nigel Monaghan (National History Museum) Anne Hodge (National Gallery, Dublin) Clodagh Doyle (NMI - Country Life) and Nessa O’Connor (National Museum Ireland). This talk took place on 28 January, 2015, IMMA. Image credits: (l-r) Fossil shark tooth Carcharodon megalodon, USA Natural History Collection Copyright National Museum of Ireland and John Comerford Robert Emmet (1778-1803), c.1803. Watercolour on ivory in a silver-gilt pendant. 6.5 x 5.7cm. Presented, 1969 National Gallery of Ireland Collection, copyright National Gallery of Ireland.

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11. Performance Art in Ireland: A History

Performance Art in Ireland: A History

Aine Phillips (writer, curator and multi-media performance artist) presenting some of the research for her book Performance Art in Ireland: A History which examines the evolving practice and challenges of writing and researching Irish performance art, and how this informs new art historical studies of contemporary performance and live art both nationally and internationally. This talk took place on Saturday 17 January 2015, IMMA

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12. Art | Memory| Place: Keynote Lecture by Andreas Huyssen

Art | Memory| Place: Keynote Lecture by Andreas Huyssen

Lecture Title : Media of Memory in Contemporary Art Introduced by Lisa Moran (IMMA) and Dr.Karen Till (Maynooth University, Andreas Huyssen (Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, New York) discusses transnational art practices involving the history of European modernism and contemporary artists who deal with difficult pasts, focusing on the work of Doris Salcedo, William Kentridge and Nalini Malani. This lecture took place 12.11.15, IMMA, Dublin

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13. Stuart Clark : The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth

Stuart Clark : The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth

In conjunction with the exhibition Isabel Nolan The weakened eye of day ; Astronomer and Author Dr Stuart Clark explained how the universe is the canvas upon which nature paints its pictures. Astronomers are there to witness, record and understand these amazing celestial phenomena. From the giant aurora of 1859 that engulfed two thirds of the Earth to Galileo's simple observation that there are mountains on the Moon, Stuart Clark will tell the story of how single observations have transformed our view of the Universe and our place within it. A closing discussion was moderated by Lorraine Hanlon (Associate Professor, School of Physics, UCD). This talk took place on Saturday 7 June, 1.00pm 2014, at IMMA Dr Stuart Clark is an award winning author and journalist. He is a consultant to New Scientist, and writes The Guardian’s Across the Universe astronomy blog. His latest books are The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth trilogy. These critically acclaimed novels dramatise the lives of Galileo, Newton and Einstein. He is a visiting fellow of the University of Hertfordshire and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. His book The Sun Kings was shortlisted by the Royal Society for best popular science book in 2008. He was named 2013’s European astronomy journalist of the year. Loraine Hanlon has a BSc and MSc in experimental physics at UCD, and spent 4 years in the Netherlands to do research in space-based gamma-ray astronomy at the ESA researchheadquarters in Noordwijk. Hanlon received a PhD and began as a lecturer in UCD in 1997, becoming Associate Professor of Astronomy in 2007. Hanlon's research activities are in the areas of space science and astrophysics, with a particular emphasis on ground-based and space-based studies of gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful and distant explosive events in the universe. She developes hardware and instrumentation for astrophysics. Hanlon's team has built the Watcher robotic telescope, which is located in South Africa and is Ireland's only professional telescope at a high quality observing site. She also works on advanced techniques for gamma-ray detection, for both astrophysics and medical applications. She is co-founder of UCD's Art in Science programme (, which brings scientists and artists together in collaboration, through an artist in residence programme, joint exhibitions and seminars. Image Credits - Isabel Nolan, Image courtesy of the artist and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin. © Isabel Nolan. Thanks to the Donkey Sanctuary Irl., Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork, for their assistance

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14. Artist Talk/ Wolfgang Tillmans - Rebuilding the Future

Artist Talk/ Wolfgang Tillmans - Rebuilding the Future

In advance of the Wolfgang Tillmans exhibition at IMMA from the 26 October 2018, internationally renowned artist Tillmans presents a talk on his most recent projects. Delving deeper into the socio-political concerns that drives his expanded practice of photography, activism performance, music and installation, Tillmans shares the exciting ways that his IMMA exhibition, Rebuilding the Future pushes the limits of the photographic form. Presented in partnership with National College of Art and Design. FURTHER INFORMATION About Speaker Wolfgang Tillmans was born in Remscheid, Germany, 1968 and lives and works in Berlin and London. He has recently held solo exhibitions at Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg (2017), Germany, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland (2017), Tate Modern, London (2017); Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2016); The National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan (2015), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2015). Recent group exhibitions include The Photographic I - Other Pictures , S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium, I am you, you are too, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA, The Absent Museum, WIELS Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels (2017), A History of Photography: The Body, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (2016) Ordinary Pictures, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and The Noing Uv It, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2015). His work has been included in significant survey exhibitions including the 5th Biennale of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece (2015), Manifesta 10, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (2014), Fundamentals, the 14th International Architecture Biennale directed by Rem Koolhaas, Book for Architects, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2014). About Exhibition Wolfgang Tillmans, Rebuilding the Future 26 October 2018 - 17 February 2019 Wolfgang Tillmans has shown his work in previous group exhibitions at IMMA but this will be his first solo exhibition at the museum, and his first solo project in Ireland. The exhibition includes new works from the artist who had a major show at Tate Modern last year. Further information here. This is talk took place 20 October 2018, at NCAD Rupert Guinness Theatre, Dublin. Image Credits: Wolfgang Tillmans / © Karl Kolbitz / courtesy Maureen Paley, London

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15. IMMA Collection Freud Project: In Conversation/ Sarah Howgate & David Dawson

IMMA Collection Freud Project: In Conversation/ Sarah Howgate & David Dawson

To coincide with the launch of IMMA Collection Freud Project 2016-2021 : special guests Sarah Howgate Contemporary Curator, National Portrait Gallery London and David Dawson artist, painter, photographer and Freud’s assistant, offer an insightful reflection on Freud’s studio, archive and last major exhibition held at the NPG, involving the artist during his lifetime. This provides the context to address Freud’s continued relevance for contemporary portraiture and artists today. This talk took place on 20 October 2016 at IMMA. Further Information Sarah Howgate has been Contemporary Curator at the National Portrait Gallery since 2001. One of her key roles is the managing of Gallery commissions, which have included Sam Taylor-Wood’s portrait of David Beckham, Dryden Goodwin’s portrait of Sir Steve Redgrave and Michael Craig-Martin’s portrait of Zaha Hadid. She has curated two major exhibitions for the Gallery: David Hockney Portraits in 2006 and Lucian Freud Portraits in 2012. Her displays have included Alex Katz Portraits, a focus on this important aspect of the artist’s work. Before joining the Gallery Sarah worked for Angela Flowers Gallery first in London and then in Santa Monica, California, where she set up a new space specialising in British figurative art. Sarah judges the annual BP Portrait Award and next year will judge the Nordic Portrait Prize in St Petersburg and at our sister institution in Fredericksborg. Sarah also sits on the recently formed Royal Society Pictures Working Group. For the past decade she has dedicated her research to contemporary portraiture within this genre of self-portraits. Recent Publications include the catalogues for the David Hockney Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 2006 and Lucian Freud Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 2012. In 2006, she co-wrote The Portrait Now with Director, Sandy Nairne. She has also worked with Sandy on the 21st Century Portrait, published this year. David Dawson is artist; painter and photographer. He studied painting at the Chelsea School of Art and at the Royal College of Art. He met Lucian Freud soon after he had completed his MA and began to work as his studio assistant. In 2000, he began photographing the daily life of Freud's studio, documenting the progress of the artist's work and showing the artist and model together in the studio. Dawson was Freud’s assistant and model from 1990 until the artist’s death in 2011. He posed regularly for Freud and appears in paintings such as Sunny Morning–Eight Legs 1997 (Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago). In a 2004 interview Dawson described how their relationship evolved: Dawson is also author of A Painter's Progress: A Portrait of Lucian Freud, 2014, this book features the final images of hanging of Freud’s work in his posthumous London exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Haunting and fascinating, this is a revelatory document about one of our most important and influential painters. IMMA Collection Freud Project 2016-2021 features a selection of 30 of the artist’s finest paintings, and 20 works on paper. The works, mainly dating from 1970 onwards, explore several of the artist’s key themes such as Portraiture; Self Portraiture; Still-life; Animals and Nature; works that reflect his interest in the people and the natural world. Image Credit: Freud, Lucian (1922-2011) / Reflection (Self Portrait) / 1985 / (oil on canvas) / Private Collection / © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Image

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16. A Fair Land Artist's Talk : Suzanne Lacy

A Fair Land Artist's Talk : Suzanne Lacy

Internationally acclaimed artist Suzanne Lacy visits IMMA to develop a major project called The School for Revolutionary Girls in the final week of the project A Fair Land, taking place in the museum's iconic courtyard. Presented in collaboration with CREATE Ireland, Lacy speaks about her practice with Ailbhe Murphy, Director of Create-Ireland. This talk is introduced by Sarah Glennie, Director, IMMA. Presented in partnership with CREATE, the National Development Agency for Collaborative Arts. Further Information A Fair Land : Echoing the role artists played in creating in articulating a new vision for Ireland pre-1916, IMMA and Grizedale Arts have collaborated to create an extraordinary new project in 2016 that examines the ‘usefulness’ of art. Re-thinking the Royal Hospital’s cobblestoned quadrant as a village, artist and creative practitioners have been invited to take over the iconic IMMA courtyard, creating a visual and working village installation - A Fair Land – which offer its visitors opportunities to eat, make, think, or trade. Presenting an active and tangible representation of the place of creativity in society A Fair Land will create a space for families, friends and strangers to gather, get involved, and experience alternative perspectives on living. Suzanne Lacy is a visual artist whose prolific career includes performances, video and photographic installation, critical writing and public practices in communities. She is best known as one of the Los Angeles performance artists who became active in the Seventies and shaped and emergent art of social engagement. Her work ranges from intimate, graphic body explorations to large-scale public performances involving literally hundreds of performers and thousands of audience members. Her work has been reviewed in The Village Voice, Artforum, L.A. Times, the New York Times, Art in America, and in numerous books and periodicals. She lectures widely, has published over 70 texts of critical commentary, and has exhibited in The Tanks at Tate Modern, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum, the New Museum and P.S. 1 in New York, and The Bilbao Museum in Spain. Her scores of fellowships include the Guggenheim Foundation, The Henry Moore Foundation, and The National Endowment for the Arts. Her book, Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art (1995), now in its third printing and available in both English and Chinese languages, was responsible for coining the term and articulating the practice. Leaving Art: Performances, Politics and Publics, the collected essays of Suzanne Lacy, was published in 2010 by Duke University Press; a monograph Suzanne Lacy: Space Between, by Sharon Irish, was published in 2010 by University of Minnesota Press. Lacy is founding chair of the MFA in Public Practice at the Otis College of Art and Design. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Gray's School of Art at Robert Gordon University in Scotland. This talk took place on 19 August 2016 at IMMA

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17. Discussion: On Ruskin and the Social Function of Artists

Discussion: On Ruskin and the Social Function of Artists

What can activist and thinker John Ruskin's (1819 -1900) ideas of beauty, nature and social value, teach us about the functioning of art in contemporary society? For a round-table conversation led by Adam Sutherland of Grizedale Arts, guests Robert Hewison (Curator of Ruskin, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites in Ruskin’s Centenary, Tate Britain, 2000); Charlie Gere (Professor, Media Theory and History, Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts) and A Fair Land artists Francesca Ulivi and Niamh Riordan address how the increasing professionalisation of artists and institutions separate us from creativity in the everyday. This discussion is part of A Fair Land project at IMMA, in collaboration with Grizedale Arts UK. This talk took place on Wednesday 8 June 2016, IMMA Image Credits: Adam Sutherland, Director of Grizedale Arts, wearing a John Ruskin head and wielding a ‘Fors Clavigera’ baton.

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18. IMMA Irish International 30sec 'What We Call Love' for RTE Radio 1 part 1

IMMA Irish International 30sec 'What We Call Love' for RTE Radio 1 part 1

What We Call Love, from Surrealism to Now must end on 7th February 2016. Read more about this exhibition which features modern and contemporary masterworks from the world’s leading collections by Abramović, Brancusi, Dalí, Duchamp Ernst, Giacometti, Oppenheim, Picasso, Warhol, Yoko Ono, and many more. This is the first part of a two part advert campaign which was kindly Supported by RTE Supporting the Arts, created by Irish International and voiced by Jeremy Irons and Sinead Cusack who all generously gave of their time and considerable talent to this project. Also our heartfelt thanks to Mick Jones and Foreigner for their kind permission for using these lyrics, and to Kevin Breathnach at Avondale Recording Studios and Tomás O’Suilleabháin for donating their time. Kindly Supported by RTE Supporting the Arts #rtesupportingthearts

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19. IMMA & IADT: ARC Talk / To Be a Machine – Mark O’Connell

IMMA & IADT: ARC Talk / To Be a Machine – Mark O’Connell

Author Mark O’Connell draws on his acclaimed publication, To be a Machine (2016) in which to discuss our desires, delusions and use of technology to alter the human condition to escape mortality and our biological lives. This is followed by a discussion, moderated by Dr. Sinead Hogan, Lecturer & Co-Director, ARC, IADT. Further Information To be a Machine - Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death - is the first book, by Dublin-based essayist and critic Mark O’Connell which explores the philosophical and scientific roots of transhumanism; a movement that believes we can and should use technology to control the future evolution of our species, to enable us to live, perhaps, forever. The transhumanism movement campaigns for the direct incorporation of technology into our bodies and minds, and strives to remove ageing as a cause of death. But what does this mean for human consciousness and an embodied sense of self? These are just some of the fascinating and critical questions that O’Connell’s book invites us to explore about possible futures of technology. Programmed in collaboration with IADT- ARC as part of the IMMA digital_self public programme of talks, events and online projects invites all ages to explore the ways new technologies are transforming how the self is voiced, shaped and understood in various digital realms. Mark O'Connell is a journalist, essayist, and literary critic from Dublin. His book, To Be a Machine: Encounters With a Post-Human Future, will be published by Granta (UK & Commonwealth) and Doubleday (US & Canada) in 2017. He is Slate’s books columnist, a staff writer at The Millions, and a regular contributor to The New Yorker’s “Page-Turner” blog; his work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Observer, and The Independent. He is also the author of the Kindle Single Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst Thing Ever (Byliner/The Millions). He has a PhD in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin, and in 2013 his academic monograph on the work of the novelist John Banville, John Banville’s Narcissistic Fictions, was published by Palgrave Macmillan. He was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow from 2011 to 2012 at Trinity College, where he taught contemporary literature. For more details visit here. This talk took place on Tuesday 30 January 2018 at IMMA.

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