IMMA will have a city centre presence for the first time in its new exhibition space at the National Concert Hall (NCH) in Earlsfort Terrace. The building’s history as a medical school has inspired a new exhibition from IMMA’s Collection, Time out of Mind, curated as an open composition that will allow multiple readings and experiences. However, it will particularly engage with the theme of science in celebration of Dublin City of Science 2012. The exhibition and programme will create a lense through which to explore the connections between art and science.
Exhibition-making from a collection creates its own particular temporality; it reveals new qualities and relationships in and among a selected group of artworks while recalling past associations. Time out of Mind raises up a new archipelago through which to explore artists’ engagement with ideas about time, memory, space, metamorphosis, perception, and knowledge creation - concepts which absorb artists and scientists alike. The exhibition will include some 30 artists and mainly focus on works from the 1990s onwards; these include Carlos Amorales, Lynda Benglis, Michael Craig-Martin, Dorothy Cross, Tacita Dean, Marcel Duchamp, Clodagh Emoe, Barry Flanagan, Marie Foley, Anita Groener, Cristina Iglesias, Callum Innes, Isaac Julien, Elizabeth Magill, Mark Manders, Fergus Martin, Niamh McCann, Stephen McKenna, William McKeown, Chung Eun-Mo, Linda Quinlan, Eva Rothschild, Sean Scully, Maria Simonds-Gooding, Grace Weir, Alexandra Weychert and others.
As part of the exhibition programme, IMMA will invite artists to reflect on their works in the exhibition in the context of current developments and new directions, and faciliatate discussion around the cultural aspects of science, the impact of science on art, their ideas and personal philosophies.
Curator Jobst Graeve has been invited to make a selection of works by Marie Foley in an installation which will accompany Foley’s work, The Last Judgement, 1992, which is in the IMMA Collection.
Cult of Engagement, 2009, by Clodagh Emoe will go on exhibition as part of Time out of Mind in the Annex at the NCH from 1 August which coincides with the opening of Not I by Neil Jordan.