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Objects of Desire

A major new exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art explores the evolving role of desire in art and life and its relationship to structures of power. Don’t miss the chance to see the work of these leading local and international artists…

Until 22 March 2020, ‘Desire: A Revision From The 20th Century To The Digital Age’ is on at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Sponsored by Kildare Village and curated by IMMA’s Rachel Thomas in partnership with Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, the exhibition includes a series of inspiring events and installations in Kildare Village itself, as well as these compelling exhibitors, among others:

Cork-born Dorothy Cross, who explores sexual and cultural identity throughout her entire photographic and sculptural oeuvre, leads the charge of Irish contemporary artists.

Crowd-pleasing Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese contemporary artist whose avant-garde pumpkins and wondrous mirror-and light-filled rooms have captured the attention of Instagrammers worldwide.

British Eddie Peake, known for his boundary-pushing installations and performances. His live show ‘On Spirals, Part 3’, opened the exhibition, a looping, swaying, confounding display of movement and dance.

American artist Tschabalala Self brings her compelling and arresting paintings of strong black female figures from New York.

Champion of the everyday object, French-American Marcel Duchamp, who created as much of a stir with Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 (1912) as with his urinal.

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