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I knOw yoU

Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin

The exhibition takes a fresh look at contemporary art in Europe by the works of 40 young European artists and examines the idea of cultural capital; what it means to be European; and ideas at the core of the financial heart of Europe.

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Curated by Tobias Rehberger, Nikolaus Hirsch, Rachael Thomas

Artists: Harold Ancart, Ei Arakawa, Michael Beutler, Michael Callies, Pattara Chanruechachai, Simon Denny, Daniel Dewar, Elstir, Vincenzo Estremo, Jana Euler, Simon Fujiwara, Timothy Furey, Tue Greenfort, Jeppe Hein, Luce Irigaray, Aurel Iselstöger, Jay & Q, Sergej Jensen, Maria Loboda, Denise Mawila, Michaela Meise, Tris Vonna-Michell, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Stefan Müller, Henrik Olesen, Pennacchio Argentato, Kirsten Pieroth, Att Poomtangon, Pratchaya Phinthong, Queen Victoria, Maria von Hausswolff, Mark von Schlegell, Claus Rasmussen, Michael Riedel, Tomás Saraceno, Bernhard Schreiner, Nora Schultz, Sean Snyder, Marcus Steinweg, Woody Tasch, The World, Alexander Tovborg, Jelena Trivic, Torben Ulrich, Danh Vo , Jeronimo Voss, Holger Wüst, Haegue Yang, Thomas Zipp.

A dynamic exhibition, by a new generation of 40 young European artists, examining the idea of cultural capital, what it means to be European, and ideas at the core of the financial heart of Europe, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s temporary off-site exhibition spaces in Earlsfort Terrace on Friday 19 April 2013. I knOw yoU takes a fresh look at contemporary art in Europe as a reflection of the exchange and openness that exists between artists working today. The exhibition represents the exciting diversity of approach in current contemporary art practice. I knOw yoU is curated by artist, Tobias Rehberger; Nikolaus Hirsch, Director of Städelschule and Rachael Thomas, Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, IMMA.

I knOw yoU focuses on the central points of Europe and harnesses its context to address European notions and questions of power and that of economic dominance within the banking industry as a prominent debate in contemporary society. The exhibition seeks to further expand this debate by examining concepts of symbolic and cultural capital alongside the role of art and creative innovation, its particular questions on the production of meaning and value. The current discourse of capital in Europe is overwhelmingly dominated by the discourse of economic power and structure. The particular symbol for this, especially within the media, is the Euro and the European Central Bank, located in Frankfurt. I knOw yoU aims at an alternative model of capital that explores a new set of relations between knowing and owing.

The artists in I knOw yoU have been selected from graduates of the Städelschule academy in Frankfurt am Main, and reflect the ambitious undertaking made by the school in its development as a leading centre for experimental art practice. The exhibition has an open curatorial approach that allows each artist to nominate another practitioner of their choosing. Uniquely, this can be from any discipline they connect with (ie. a poet, philosopher, musician, scientist, chef, gardener, artist etc.), either on a collaborative or stand-alone basis, thereby extending the connection point for each artists work. The invitation to this core group of artists to nominate another practitioner encompasses the school and the city as a prism through which international debate can be explored.

Artists in the exhibition include Simon Denny, Simon Fujiwara, Jeppe Hein, Jay & Q, Sergej Jensen, Maria Loboda, Michaela Meise, Tris Vonna-Michell, Nora Schultz, Danh Vo, Haegue Yang and Thomas Zipp.

An innovative artist led publication, published by onestar press, Paris accompanies the exhibition. Price €12.00

I knOw yoU is part of the programme of visual arts events celebrating Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union and has received dedicated financial support from the Department for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Dublin and is supported by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, The French Embassy, The Embassy of the Republic of Poland, The Embassy of Denmark, The Embassy of Belgium and The British Embassy.

An extensive programme of talks and events coincides with this exhibition.

Round Table Discussion with Curators | I knOw yoU
Thursday 18 April, 5.30 - 6.15pm, Lecture Room, IMMA @ NCH
Exhibition Curators Tobias Rehberger, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Rachael Thomas, will discuss the curatorial and conceptual framework for I knOw yoU.

Image: Thomas Zipp, POLYMORPHOUS ORATORY, 2012, mixed media, Dimensions variable, Photo: David Morgan, Courtesy Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin

For further information and images please contact Monica Cullinane or Patrice Molloy at Tel: +353 1 612 9900, Email:

Irish Museum of Modern Art IMMA
IMMA at NCH, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Opening hours:
Tuesday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Wednesday: 10.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 10.00am – 7.00pm
Friday and Saturday: 10.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12noon – 5.30pm
Monday: Closed
Admission is free.

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