Irish artist Richard Mosse to feature at world’s most prestigious Art Biennale
Richard Mosse has been selected as the artist to represent Ireland at the Venice Art Biennale and Anna O’Sullivan, Director of the Butler Gallery is the Commissioner.
Pictured at the Dublin launch in the RHA are (l to r) Orlaith McBride, Director, Arts Council, Anna O’Sullivan, Commissioner, Richard Mosse, Christine Sisk, Director, Culture Ireland and Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
The Venice Biennale has for a century held its place as the most important international showcase for visual arts and in recent years has attracted 400,000 visitors.
Mosse will present his work at the Irish Pavilion at the Fondaco Marcello, San Marco. La Biennale di Venezia which will be open to the public in Venice from June 1st to November 24th 2013.
Richard Mosse will deliver a work entitled, The Enclave, a multiple-screen film installation, a series of photographs, and a monograph - the culmination of Richard’s three-year exploration of the conflicted landscape of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This immersive non-narrative installation delivers a pure and unapologetic approach to understanding the unseen humanitarian tragedy of the Congo.