Seminar | Exhibition Histories at IMMA

Thursday 23 March, 2.00pm to 5.30pm

Organised in collaboration with IADTs ARC MA programme, this seminar focuses on past exhibitions of contemporary art that have changed the way art is seen, made and understood. Taking into account broader effects of digital technologies, global contexts and postcolonial realities, this seminar highlights the crucial role artists and audience play in questioning and shaping exhibition forms.

Presentations will be given by those whose work and research revolves around exhibition practices and discourses. Chaired by Dr Maeve Connolly, CoDirector of the ARC Programme at IADT, speakers include Dr Lucy Steeds, Senior Research Fellow at Afterall, London (and commissioning editor of Afteralls Exhibition Histories book series), Kate Strain, Artistic Director, Grazer Kunstverein, Peter Maybury, artist, designer, musician, exhibition curator, and researchers from IADTs ARC programme.

In thinking about how and why we might critique exhibition histories, seminar participants will focus on key themes and debates within exhibition making such as (i) boundary pushing artistic practices and curatorial concepts (ii) exhibiting inside/outside the art space (iii) working with other disciplines and embracing audiences, contexts and archives. Looking back to the late 1960s to present, it will cross both inventive exhibition strategies of the past that influenced speakers, as well as contemporary art and its historiography.

This seminar provides ample opportunity for lively debate and the sharing of ideas between all participants in advance of the IMMA / NIVAL programme ROSC 50 1967 / 2017 (05 May – 18 June 2017, Project Spaces).

For more information and to book free tickets:

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
T: 01-612990

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