Desire Exhibition


Opening the 2019 Autumn season at IMMA is a large-scale international group exhibition Desire: A Revision. From the 20th Century to the Digital Age, co-curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and Rachel Thomas, Senior Curator; Head of Exhibitions, IMMA. Kildare Village will be the Headline Sponsor of this exciting exhibition.

Spanning over 100 years, this exhibition will explore the evolving role of desire in art and life and its relationship to structures of power. New commissions of contemporary works alongside a selection of master works of the 20th-century will offer a unique examination of the relationship between desire, technological advancements, and its impact on society.

The exhibition will include collaborations and talks across the IMMA campus. Audiences are encouraged to consider how they view desire in both physical and digital realities and to question whether desire is the fundamental motivation of all action.

A significant publication will accompany the exhibition, featuring contributions from the exhibiting artists, co-curators and key contemporary thinkers from a variety of fields. A series of new Limited Artist Editions will be produced by IMMA especially for this exhibition.

Credit: Cao Fei, Live in RMB City, 2009, Machinima, 24 minutes 50 seconds, Courtesy to the Artist and Vitamin Creative Space.