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IMMA’s Announced Programme For Commemoration Year


IMMA’s Announced Programme For Commemoration Year

The Irish Museum of Modern Art has announced its programme for this commemoration year, which will involve the Lucian Freud Project. It will be showcased alongside an expanded 2016 programme of new works starting on the 24th March. These new works include artwork from revolutionaries who have made their mark in social change in Ireland.

50 works by realist painter Lucian Freud (1922-2011) are on loan for this exhibition to the IMMA. The collections will be presented to the Freud Centre in the IMMA Garden Galleries and will be on show for the next five years.

“With this extraordinary resource IMMA will create a centre for Freud research with a special programme of exhibitions, education partnerships, symposia and research that will maximise this exciting opportunity on offer in Ireland,” Sarah Glennie, Director of IMMA said.

IMMA will also be presenting new works as part of the commemoration year and leading Irish artists will display their art works, writing and films in contribution to the 1916 Rising. The works are the artists expressions of Ireland’s past, present and future and the changes Ireland has gone through, socially, politically and economically in the last hundred years. Irish artist Jaki Irvine is one of the many artists who will be putting her work forward. She is developing a work based on her novel Days of Surrender (2013), the story of two woman who played a very important part in days of the Rising.

“Artists will take over our courtyard this summer for an ambitious new project; A Fair Land, presented in collaboration with Grizedale Arts. Echoing the role artists played in creating and articulating a new vision for Ireland pre-1916, A Fair Land will be developed and activated by a range of artists and creative practitioners, with the aim of creating new, artist-led visions for a functioning future society.”

Other commissions include the works of Irish, Italian and Indian artists and curators; Carol Rama, Emily Jacir, Sumesh Sharma and Kate Strain will be presenting projects to IMMA. “The focus of IMMA’s 2016 programme is to celebrate the radical thinkers and activist who paved the way for courageous social change, whilst reflecting on the artistic and cultural community who played an active role in the period leading up to 1916.”

The programme will be running from March 2016 up to February 2017. There will be live performances, events, talks and learning programmes for every age. As part of the programme IMMA’s annual Summer Party will take place on the 16th July and Cillian Murphy will curate the music programme for 2016. A full programme of events is available on

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