Emily Jacir: Europa

Friday 25 November 2016 – Sunday 26 February 2017
American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department, 1918. Gelatin silver prints. Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppmsca-13291-00103] | Emily Jacir: Europa | Friday 25 November 2016  – Sunday 26 February 2017 | IMMA

IMMA presents the first survey exhibition of Palestinian artist Emily Jacir’s work in Ireland. Europa brings together almost two decades of sculpture, film, drawings, large-scale installations and photography with a focus on Jacir’s work in Europe, particularly Italy and the Mediterranean. Known for her poignant works of art that are as poetic as they are political and biographical, Jacir investigates silenced historical narratives, movement, resistance, transformation and exchange.

The first iteration of Europa took place at Whitechapel Gallery, London in the Autumn of 2015. For the IMMA exhibition Jacir has added different works, including some new projects, to reflect the strong links between Palestine and Ireland and the shared history of British Colonial Rule.

Europa is presented as part of an exciting on-going initiative, New Art at IMMA, proudly supported by Matheson, which allows IMMA to continue to support artists’ vital work in a strand of programming that recognises and nurtures new and emerging talents, new thinking and new forms of exhibition-making.

*Please note that Emily Jacir, Europa will now open on Friday 25 November 2016 as part of our Winter Opening with Duncan Campbell. This change of date is to facilitate more space for audiences around each exhibition within the 2016 Autumn/Winter programme which includes five new exhibitions and the opening of the IMMA Collection Freud Project.

Emily Jacir’s recent solo exhibitions include IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Dublin (2016 – 2017); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); Darat il Funun, Amman (2014-2015); Beirut Art Center (2010); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009). Jacir’s works have been in important group exhibitions internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); 5 consecutive Venice Biennales, 29th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2010); 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006); Sharjah Biennial 7 (2005); Whitney Biennial (2004); and the 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003).

Jacir is the recipient of several awards, including a Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007); a Prince Claus Award (2007); the Hugo Boss Prize (2008); the Herb Alpert Award (2011); and the Rome Prize (2015).

In 2003 O.K. Books published belongings. a monograph on a selection of Jacir’s work. A second monograph was published by Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst Nurnberg (2008). Her book ex libris was published in 2012 by Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln. In 2015 The Khalid Shoman Foundation published A Star is as Far as the Eye Can See and as Near as My Eye is to Me the most extensive monograph to date on Jacir’s work in English and Arabic. The most recent publications on her work are Europa which accompanies the exhibitions at Whitechapel and IMMA and TRANSLATIO about Jacir’s permanent installation Via Crucis at the Chiesa di San Raffaele in Milano published by NERO, Roma earlier this year. .

Associated Events

Artist Talk: Emily Jacir Europa
Thurs 24 November / 6-7pm / Lecture Room / Free

Emily Jacir is renowned for works about transformation, questions of translation, resistance, and silenced historical narratives. Through a diverse range of media and strategies, she investigates personal and collective movement and its implications on the physical and social experience of trans-Mediterranean space and time, in particular between Italy and Palestine. This talk is followed by a gallery viewing of the exhibition for talk attendees only. Book here

THE ARTIST & THE STATE / INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Saturday 26 November / 10.00am – 5.30pm / The Chapel / IMMA / €6

In response to the centenary of the Easter Rising 1916 and the evolution of society and social ideology over the past 100 years, IMMA, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Create’s 2016 programmes reflected on the role artists and creativity plays in society and the identity of the nation state. This symposium takes a timely look at the potential of contemporary arts practice to critically address the challenges now facing our ever-changing global society and systems of governance. Emily Jacir will give a keynote presentation as part of this symposium. Further information and booking.

Curator Lunchtime Talk Series
Friday 9 December / 1.15pm-2pm / Meeting Point / Main Reception / Free

Join Head of Exhibitions, Rachael Thomas, for an insightful walkthrough of Emily Jacir’s exhibition Europa. No booking required.

Image: American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Department, 1918. Gelatin silver prints. Visual materials from the papers of John D. Whiting; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppmsca-13291-00103]
Friday 25 November 2016 – Sunday 26 February 2017
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