'Paradise Omeros' at IMMA's commemorative exhibition
Paving the way for the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s 30th anniversary celebrations in 2021, the exhibition Ghosts from the Recent Past explores how urgencies of the recent past continue to inhabit the present. 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.
Among the pieces on display if Isaac Julien's 3-screen film installation Paradise Omeros, from 2002. Framed by key political events of the past 40 years, both in Ireland and further afield, the exhibition presents artworks which 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.