Irish Museum of Modern Art to Open Secret, Intriguing and Experimental Exhibition

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DUBLIN.- What happens next is a secret, an intriguing, experimental exhibition, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. The exhibition attempts to address the question of what happens when artworks become part of a museum collection and are subsequently shown in many different contexts. Working from a potential list, the artworks will be changed during the course of the exhibition, with removals generating absences which call to mind gaps in our memory and point to the partially hidden nature of collections. Meanwhile, the introduction of works may draw out new and unexpected associations, and perhaps new narratives will emerge. Strategies such as repositioning works within the gallery will be used to alter the pace of the exhibition. Films from the IMMA Collection will be shown in a dedicated screening room. Due to the unpredictable changes which are inherent in the exhibition, a l