IMMA Collection: A Fiction Close to Reality

Friday 15 February – Sunday 29 September 2019
Mary Farl Powers, Mask Head I, 1973, Etching, 30.5 x 25 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art: Donation, Powers Family, 2009 | IMMA Collection: A Fiction Close to Reality | Friday 15 February  – Sunday 29 September 2019 | IMMA

A Fiction Close to Reality is a group exhibition featuring key works from the IMMA Collection by Nalini Malani, Caroline McCarthy, Dennis Oppenheim, Mary Farl Powers, Betsabeé Romero and Richard Wentworth, alongside loaned works by Bassam Al-Sabah and Geta Brătescu. Through various mediums the artists explore cycles of life and death, migration, materialisation and the erosion of materiality.

With a focus on processes of materialisation and erosion, A Fiction Close to Reality, brings together artworks in a variety of mediums including print, photography, shadow play, sculpture and animation. The title refers to a freedom of imagination that is rooted in the material of the everyday. The fictions called into play by the various works in the exhibition – whether performed, printed, painted, photographed or animated – are fictions close to reality.

This group exhibition features works by Bassam Al-SabahGeta BrătescuNalini MalaniDennis OppenheimMary Farl PowersBetsabeé Romero and will be expanded to include works by Caroline McCarthy and Richard Wentworth in May 2019.

Image: Mary Farl Powers, Mask Head I, 1973, Etching, 30.5 x 25 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art: Donation, Powers Family, 2009
Friday 15 February – Sunday 29 September 2019
IMMA
Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
Dublin 8
Telephone: +353 1 612 9900
www.imma.ie
Admission / price: Free
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