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Ireland In Venice = Kilkenny In Venice Biennale 2013!


 one of Richard Mosse’s Infra photos

 Don’t let the photo confuse you, yes, there is a reason for a picture of Congo in this post titled ‘Ireland in Venice.’ In fact, it could even be titled Kilkenny in Venice!

What am I on about??

Kilkenny native Richard Mosse is going to be the artist representing Ireland in theVenice Biennale 2013, and Kilkenny’s Butler Gallery director, Anna O’Sullivan,

 is Ireland’s commissioner/curator for this year’s Biennale.


Mosse will be continuing the work he started with his Infra photoghraphs, surreally documenting the ongoing conflict in eastern Congo. These are very powerful pieces, and I had the privilege of seeing some at Dublin Contemporary in 2011. For the Biennale 2013 in Venice, he will be doing things a bit differently:


“At Venice, Richard will push this work into a strong, immersive multimedia environment,” said O’Sullivan. “I am thrilled for Richard, who I know will rise to the challenge of this important opportunity, and will create an extremely original installation that will represent Ireland powerfully on the international stage.”

                              To find out more, do read the Irish Times article the quote came from, here.


Corban Walker was Ireland's representitive at the 2011 Biennale

Corban Walker was Ireland’s representitive at the 2011 Biennale

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Like many of you, I ‘ve long wanted to visit Venice. Going to see  our own Kilkenny represtentitive 🙂 in Venice is a great reson to Just Do It! I’ve used Air BnB to find an inexpensive but characterful place to stay in the authenitic Venitian neighborhood of Castello– which is also home to the Biennale. I’ll be doing more trip research before we go, & will post up what may be useful to you all, as well as reporting back 1st hand info & tips from our visit. Roll on our October 2013!


I & other readers would love to hear any Venice tips YOU may have- please leave them in the comments below; and thank  you 🙂

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