WEEK TWO: Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 August
Echoing the role artists and the European Arts and Crafts movement played in creating and articulating a new vision for Ireland pre-1916, IMMA and Grizedale Arts (UK) have collaborated to create an extraordinary new project in 2016 that examines the function of art. Re-thinking the Royal Hospital of Kilmainham cobblestoned quadrant as a model village, the project takes shape as a visual and working installation in IMMA’s iconic courtyard this August.
Highlights this week are the contributions from leading international artists Jonathan Meese, who will give a Zardoz inspired performance tomorrow night, and artists Tania Bruguera and Suzanne Lacy who are making rare appearances in Dublin to speak about their socially engaged practices and to consider the ‘usefulness’ of art, a theme of the project that will be continued through two talks with Irish artists Rosie Lynch from Callan Workhouse Union on Friday and Michelle Darmody from Our Table on Saturday
There will be a strong Food theme again this week with Food demonstrations of world recipes with Our Table on Saturday and the return of the ambulatory food and the Fair Land lunches, which are serving up a new delicious menu that showcases the surprising diversity and tastiness of courgette!
There will also be a focus on making with the launch of the Grizedale Arts how-to film series These Hands (small but mighty) Thursday at 3pm and a showing of the flagship Irish documentary HANDS on Sunday from 12noon -5pm.
For more information and booking certain events please see: http://www.imma.ie/en/page_237103.htm