Ireland at Venice: The Irish Tour
Monday 11th January, 2016
Exhibition and Tour will be opened by Chair of the Arts Council, Sheila Pratschke with an intrduction by Commissioner, Mike Fitzpatrick and Director/Curator of Limerick City Gallery of Art, Úna McCarthy on 21 January 6pm to 8pm
Adventure: Capital returns to Ireland after celebrated success at Venice Biennale. The Pavilion of Ireland at the 56th International Art Exhibition presented a new artwork by Irish artist Sean Lynch entitled Adventure: Capital that traces a journey from myth to minimalism around Ireland and Britain. Combining sculptural, video and archival elements, Adventure: Capital is Lynch’s most ambitious project to date, bringing together: Greek river gods; public art at regional airports; quarries and the art of stone-carving; an abandoned sculpture in Cork; and a traffic roundabout, on a storytelling journey that unravels notions of value and the flow of capital through an anthropological lens. Over 400,000 people visited this exhibition in Venice and now it will tour Ireland.
21 January – 24 March 2016
Alongside Adventure: Capital at Limerick City Gallery of Art, Sean Lynch will also present previous projects: A ChurchWithout A Steeple (2012) courtesy of the Arts Council Collection, A Rocky Road (2011), Peregrine Falcons Visit Moyross (2008), Bill Clinton (2007), Reconstruction of Irish Energies (2007) and Latoon (2006–2015).
Exhibition and Tour will be opened by Chair of the Arts Council, Sheila Pratschke with an intrduction by Commissioner, Mike Fitzpatrick and Director/Curator of Limerick City Gallery of Art, Úna McCarthy on 21 January 6pm to 8pm.
The tour will then move to The Model, Sligo (9 April – 5 June 2016), Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin 30 June – 14 August 2016, and finally Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (1 September – 15 October 2016).
For more information please visit: adventure-capital.ie