Congratulation to QSS artist Amanda Coogan on the purchase of ‘YELLOW’ for the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s collection. In October 2020, the Irish Government committed €1m to IMMA and the Crawford Art Gallery to fund the purchase of artworks by artists living and/or working on the island of Ireland. This investment enabled the two institutions to support seventy artists by buying 422 existing artworks, providing much needed financial support during the pandemic. Spanning from 1972 to 2021, the works consist of paintings, photographic work, drawings, sculpture, installations, moving image, sound work, film, digital work, embroidery and performance. This is a significant boost to both collections, ensuring they are truly representative of contemporary Irish practice and available for the public to enjoy for generations to come.
Amanda Coogan’s practice is durational live performance – these powerful live events are fundamental to her videos and photographs. Her expertise lies in her ability to condense an idea to its very essence and communicate it through her body. Speaking about this work joining the Collection, Coogan said, ‘The female body as a site of art-making is the centrality of my practice and as such the collection of this embodied and ephemeral contemporary artwork for consideration for future generations is deeply humbling.’
Discover more here: https://imma.ie/whats-on/your-national-collection/
Image: Yellow, 2008, Live Performance, YELLOW, Live @ RHA, Dublin 2015, Photographer: Paddy Cahill