Ghosts from the Recent Past, IMMA
1 December 2020 - 26 September 2021
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Ghosts from the Recent Past explores how urgencies of the recent past continue to inhabit the present. Framed by key political events of the past 40 years, both in Ireland and further afield. These works tell stories of colonisation and contested borders, of human relationships to the environment, of radical self-representation in the face of oppression and of love.
Featuring artworks from IMMA’s Collection together with international collections, the exhibition debuts works from the major donation of the Kerlin Gallery Collection to the museum in 2018. This exhibition will pave the way for IMMA’s 30th anniversary in 2021 in which the IMMA Collection will take centre stage.
Ghosts from the Recent Past includes work by Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Siobhán Hapaska, Brian Maguire, Stephen McKenna, William McKeown, Isabel Nolan and Kathy Prendergast, among others.