Richard Mosse will represent Ireland with The Enclave, a major new multi-media installation at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

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‘Infra - Éireann’ – Launch of Ireland’s entry at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2014


‘Infra - Éireann’ – Ireland’s entry at the Venice Architectural Biennale 2014 was launched on Thursday, June 5th in Venice by Ambassador HE Bobby McDonagh.

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Minister Deenihan congratulates Richard Mosse on 2014 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize


Tuesday, 13th May—The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan T.D. has congratulated Richard Mosse on winning the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014 for his work, The Enclave.

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The Lives of Spaces


This exhibition’s title, The Lives of Spaces, deliberately invited multiple interpretations, suggesting that, while spaces can contain many lives, they can equally live many lives themselves. The story of a space can be traced through its emergent life in design, its life in construction, its life in use and reuse, its life in individual and collective memory and its life within a culture. For each of the nine spaces explored in the exhibition, life is at a different stage.

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About Ireland at Venice

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The Venice Biennale has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Established in 1895, when the first International Art Exhibition was organised, the Biennale now has an attendance of over 400,000 visitors. In the 1930's, new festivals were born: Music, Cinema and Theatre [the Venice Film Festival in 1932 was the first film festival ever organised]. In 1980, the first Architecture Exhibition took place and in 1999 Dance made its debut at the Venice Biennale.

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