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

Shifting Ground, Ireland’s exhibition at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition/La Biennale di Venezia.

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Expressions of Interest for Commissioner for Venice Art Biennale 2015


Culture Ireland, in partnership with the Arts Council, invites expressions of interest for the role of Commissioner of Ireland’s national representation at the Venice Art Biennale in 2015. The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is Monday, March 24.

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Congratulations to Richard Mosse -  named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s global thinkers


Richard’s work was praised “for seeing war through a new lens”.Foreign Policy Magazine is a global magazine of news and ideas with an online monthly readership of 3.5 million.

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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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