The Irish Museum of Modern Art will present an exhibition of the work of British artist Haroon Mirza for the first time in Ireland this March.

In an exhibition entitled ‘Are jee bee?’ which runs from 8th March until 8th June, 2014, renowned artist Haroon Mirza presents a new body of work created in direct response to the environment and architecture of IMMA.

Thematically the body of work is called ‘The System’ and can be read as one work. The title references the name of Dublin based ‘90’s nightclub System which played an important part in the history of dance music in Dublin and this genre of music has been a key influence in Mirza’s work.

The title ‘Are jee bee?’ is based on the RGB colour model; an additive colour model where red, blue and green are combined in various ways to reproduce a broad selection of colours. In Mirza’s work, each room will have its own specific colour and sound; red, green and blue.

Installation by Haroon Mirza © Lisson Gallery
The exhibition occupies the same gallery spaces as the recent Eileen Gray exhibition and will feature remnants of Gray’s work – Mirza will remix elements to create a new visual and sonic installation. The exhibition also features a sequence of solar powered LED circuit compositions which are activated by the amount of light in the space and change according to the time of day.

Mirza has won the Daiwa Art Foundation Prize in 2012 and was awarded the Silver Lion Award at the 54th Venice BiennaleIlluminations‘ in 2011. He also won the Northern Art Prize in 2010.

IMMA are hosting an interview with Mirza on Saturday 8th March from 2.30pm-3.30pm to discuss the exhibition (booking is essential), and on Saturday 5th April IMMA are holding a ’90s Club Night from 8pm till late at The Chapel. Tickets for the event are €10.

Tickets for these events and more information about the exhibition can be found on the IMMA website.

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)
Royal Hospital
Military Road
Dublin 8

Tel: 01 612 9900

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Lead image courtesy IMMA, via Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, © GUNNAR MEIER; ‘Tent Life’ (2011) © Lisson Gallery

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