Four exhibits to see at IMMA



What We Call Love, From Surrealism to Now

Showing until 7th February 2016

Located in the East Wing, first floor galleries this exhibition features a selection of modern and contemporary art from some of the world’s leading artists. What We Call Love explores how the notion of love has developed in the 20th century. It looks at how sociological change in sexuality, marriage, intimacy and gender issues has developed the way we conceive love
today. The exhibit features almost 200 works from home and abroad talent including Picasso, Salvador Dali, Dorothy Cross, Yoko Ono and Damien Hirst. There is a variety of mediums in which the idea of love has been expressed by the artists through film, photography, print and sculpture. Admission is €8, concession is €5 and students and under 18s go for free.


Chloe Dewe Mathews, Shot at Dawn,

Located in the Gordon Lambert galleries, Ground Floor

Showing until 7th February 2016

Chloe is a British photographer whose exhibition focuses on sites at which soldiers from the British, French and Belgium armies were executed for cowardice and desertion during the First World War. Her exhibit comprises of 23 locations at which the soldiers were shot or held in the period leading up to their execution. All her pieces are seasonally accurate and were taken as close as possible to the time of day at which the incidents occurred. Chloe is an award winning photographic artist based in London. She is internationally recognised with solo exhibits in Britain and Europe and editorial features in the Guardian, Sunday Times and Le Monde.


Grace Weir, 3 Different Nights, recurring,

Located in the West Wing, first floor Galleries

6th November 2015 – 6th March 2016

Grace is an Irish film artist who represented Ireland at the 49th International Venice Biennale and has exhibited widely both national and internationally. She is currently Artist in Residence in the School of Physics in Trinity. Her exhibition will focus on a number of new works that will be supplemented by complementary existing works that span over 20 years of Weir’s creativity. She studied at NCAD, followed by an M.Sc in Multi-media systems at Trinity where she won a prize for her graduation project.


Timeline of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Located on the west wing, this resident exhibit shows a historical timeline of the building and grounds dating as far back as 1680. The timeline focuses primarily on when the old hospital was used as a home for old and disabled soldiers up until 1927 and then as Garda Headquarters until 1950. Despite the small show space, the exhibit hosts a variety of audio and visual displays showcasing sleeping quarters, meals and uniform of the soldiers who resided there. Other displays give a deep insight into the history of the site and other events and uses that the hospital was used for.


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