Literary weekend at IMMA

To mark the closing weekend of the exhibition Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA is holding a weekend of literary events on Friday 27 and Sunday 29 January 2012. Distinguished figures from the literary and performing arts will present a range of responses for adults and families. The weekend begins at 6.00pm on Friday 27 January with a dramatic reading of an excerpt from Samuel Beckett’s novella First Love by Irish actor Conor Lovett, who is internationally acclaimed for his interpretation of Beckett’s works. This echoes Neuenschwander’s 2005 participatory work of the same name, in which visitors to the exhibition describe their first love to a police sketch artist, with the resulting drawing forming part of the exhibition.  For further information on forthcoming events please see IMMA’s website at

The schedule of events over the weekend is as follows:

Friday 27 January, 6.00pm, the Chapel
First Love with Conor Lovett
To open IMMA’s literary weekend, Conor Lovett will read an excerpt from Beckett’s novella First Love in response to Neuenschwander’s artwork of the same title. Lovett’s performance is a short dramatic narration which closes with a discussion chaired by Nicholas Johnson, the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, Dublin exploring the interpretation, translation and adaptation of Beckett’s work in the performing and visual arts.

Admission is free. Booking is essential for all events. Book online at