IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, is proud to present EARTH RISING, a four-day festival of free events and experiences aimed at addressing the climate crisis and inspiring collective action towards a sustainable and hopeful future. Taking place, from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 September 2023, at the landmark…
IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, is proud to present EARTH RISING, a four-day festival of free events and experiences aimed at addressing the climate crisis and inspiring collective action towards a sustainable and hopeful future. Taking place, from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 September 2023, at the landmark Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, EARTH RISING promises an unforgettable experience that seeks to provoke, inspire, and empower audiences to become agents of change.
As a space for dialogue and understanding, IMMA recognises the significance of the climate crisis as one of the greatest challenges of our time. EARTH RISING will be a catalyst for creative thinking, imagination, and individual agency in tacking this urgent issue, reimagining a more sustainable and liveable future for generations to come.
The festival programme offers a diverse array of events, including over 50 artists and collaborators who will showcase their work via installations, screenings, workshops and tours; a talks stage that brings together influential voices in the fields of science, design and creativity; a dedicated food-themed site that will explore challenging topics curated by Gerry Godley and Jennie Moran; a Screening programme that includes the ground-breaking film series Leviathan Cycle by Shezad Dawood that examines climate change, migration and mental health; an exhibition by American artist Jo Bear inspired by the artist’s stay in the archaeologically rich countryside of Co. Louth; and a Future Generations Tent curated especially for children and young adults by ECOUNESCO. Throughout the festival visitors can enjoy Music in the Courtyard, including an Eco Ceilí brought to you by Martin O’Donahue and Damhsa Liomhsa, and a wide variety of food vendors.
Annie Fletcher, Director, IMMA said “EARTH RISING embodies IMMA’s commitment to fostering creative-thinking, dialogue, and understanding as we collectively address the climate crisis and envision a brighter, more sustainable future. The museum is dedicated to promoting social progress and cultural innovation through dialogue and understanding. With a mission to address contemporary challenges and inspire positive change, this festival serves as a catalyst for creative thinking and our collective agency in the face of pressing global issues”.