Jac Leirner: Institutional Ghost

Tuesday 14 February – Monday 5 June 2017
Jac Leirner, Skin (Rizla Liquorice), 2013. Cigarette rolling papers (684 units). Image courtesy of the artist and White Cube Gallery, London | Jac Leirner: Institutional Ghost | Tuesday 14 February  – Monday 5 June 2017 | IMMA

Considered one of Brazil’s most important contemporary artists, this solo exhibition from Jac Leirner comprises of exciting recent and new work made in response to the architecture of IMMA. Leirner works across disciplines including sculpture, painting, installation and works on paper.

Since the mid-1980s, Leirner has collected the temporary and incidental products of everyday life, tapping into what she has described as the ‘infinity of materials’. Stickers, rulers, plastic bags, business cards, cigarette ends and even bank notes make their appearance in her work, removed but not entirely dislocated from their original function. By repurposing these everyday materials into visually compelling sculptures and installations, Leirner creates new and unexpected associations that provide a sharp statement on the unfolding of art in recent decades.

You are cordially invited to an Artist’s Talk by one of Brazil’s most renowned contemporary artists Jac Leirner, who introduces her new exhibition at IMMA, Institutional Ghosts. Spanning ideas of Brazilian Constructivism, Arte Povera and Minimalism, come and hear more from Leirner about her innovative practice and meticulous process of constructing artworks out of commonplace objects.

This talk is followed by a tea & coffee reception • Booking is essential as places are limited

Image: Jac Leirner, Skin (Rizla Liquorice), 2013. Cigarette rolling papers (684 units). Image courtesy of the artist and White Cube Gallery, London
Tuesday 14 February – Monday 5 June 2017
IMMA
Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
Dublin 8
Telephone: +353 1 612 9900
www.imma.ie
Opening hours / start times:
Tuesday 11:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 11:30 - 17:30
Thursday 11:30 - 17:30
Friday 11:30 - 17:30
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 12:00 - 17:30
Admission / price: Free
Bank Holidays open 12:00 – 17:30.

 
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