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IMMA is Presenting ‘A Fair Land’ This August


IMMA is presenting ‘A Fair Land’ this August. The visual and working installation in the IMMA’s courtyard is a new project that will be running from the 12th to the 28th of August 2016.

A model village has been built in the courtyard of the old Royal Hospital of Kilmainham, now the Irish Museum of Modern Art. The idea behind the project was to use resources in a creative way, creating a village where visitors can come to eat, trade and make things, and re-think modern day Ireland.

The village takes the visitor back to an Ireland before 1916. Resources used in the village is devoid of modern technology, instead the visitor gets to experience a time when people still had to use creativity and imagination in artistic ways to accomplish everyday tasks.

This is an opportunity for the visitor to enjoy a time gone by and learn how to think creatively about the modern world we have entered and to share it with other visitors visiting ‘A Fair Land’.

New Art at IMMA and Grizedale Arts, an international commissioning and residency agency, have  come together to create this project and is sponsored by Matheson.

IMMA explains more about the project: “Whilst in residence Grizedale Arts, in collaboration with IMMA, invited a range of artists and creative practitioners from Ireland and beyond to use the residency as a base to research and develop a major activated project for our 17th century courtyard which is at the heart of our building.

A reflection of pre-1916 Ireland, A Fair Land reveals a vision for society informed, and led by creativity and artistic practice – whether through a Ruskian reconsideration of industry, a vision for education or culture as a mechanism for political activism – where the creative voice was central to new vision for modern society emerging in Ireland and internationally.”

There are ambulatory food vendors, a fare, plenty of activities for children and a garden visitors can enjoy. Daily events will be running until the 28th of August.For a programme of the ‘A Fair Land’ project, go to: download a .pdf.

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