"The closing of almost all IMMA’s Kilmainham doors for refurbishment has left a bit of a gaping hole in Dublin’s contemporary art front, but that hole is about to be filled by a series of off-site IMMA exhibitions at Earlsfort Terrace. Already proven to be an uncannily fitting exhibition venue during Dublin Contemporary, the National Concert Hall boasts a huge range of spaces with a rich cultural history to draw upon.
First up is ‘Time Out of Mind’, a large-scale group show exploring the building’s medical history. A showcase of twenty-seven artists, it will fill fourteen of the ground-floor gallery rooms with the cream of contemporary painting, sculpture, video and installation art, exploring diverse scientific themes, from the nitty-gritty actualities of marine biology to the ambiguousness of memory, space, and time. Sean Scully, Elizabeth Magill, Dorothy Cross and Niamh McCann are just a few of the established Irish artists who’ll be cropping up as part of the exhibition. But ‘Time Out of Mind’ also boasts some exciting foreign imports, including the Turner Prize-nominated video artist Tacita Dean, Mexican animator Carlos Amorales, and New York-based abstract sculptor Lynda Benglis.
Running parallel to all this is ‘1395 Days Without Red’(previously reported on this blog).