IMMA SYMPOSIUM: SEXUALITY, IDENTITY & THE STATE. Part 2 by IMMA Ireland published on 2016-07-13T11:45:08Z The Symposium, Sexuality, Identity and the State is organised on the occasion of ‘Patrick Hennessy - De Profundis’ and ‘Carol Rama - The Passion of Carol Rama’ exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). In Part 2, speakers include Noreen Giffney, Katherine Johnson, Jason Hartford, Ann Murphy, Olga Cox Cameron, Jacinta Lynch, James Merrigan. Part Two : Roundtable Discussion Art Objects and Interpretative Strategies, Psychoanalysis, Feminism and Queer Theory This roundtable discussion turns its attention to the relationship between the viewer, the art object and the artist, how we make meaning of our experience of engaging with an art work across time and space, and how that experience is mediated through the framing and dissemination of an exhibition by a curator, museum, reviewers and art critics as well as what is disclosed of an artists’ biography and what friends might say about an exhibition before we have visited it ourselves. Running Order of Participants 10mins Dr Katherine Johnson: feminism and queer theory, perspective. 10mins Dr Jason Hartford: feminism and queer theory, perspective. 10mins Ann Murphy: psychoanalysis, perspective. 10mins Olga Cox Cameron: psychoanalysis, perspective. 10mins Jacinta Lynch: visual arts practice and arts criticism, perspective. 10mins James Merrigan: visual arts practice and arts criticism, perspective. Closing Discussion with Noreen Giffney and Respondents. This symposium took place on 22 June 2016, IMMA. Organised by IMMA, in collaboration with Noreen Giffney, Psychoanalytic psychotherapist & Symposium Chair.