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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Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Kennedy Browne


Ireland’s presentation at the 53rd Exhibition sought to foreground two artists (but three practices) Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy and Kennedy Browne, who operated without commercial gallery representation. The engagement of / with people formed a central element of their practice, and art is at the core. The technically accomplished and visually engaging artworks they produced existed as the gravitational centre for explorations around identity, labour, craft, design, globalisation, economics, language, architecture, beauty, money, value and being human.

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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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