Ireland at Venice
Adventure:Capital The Irish Tour
21 January – 24 March 2016, Limerick City Gallery of Art.
9 April – 5 June 2016, The Model, Sligo.
30 June – 14 August 2016, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
1 September – 15 October 2016, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.
The Pavilion of Ireland at the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia – presented work by Irish artist Sean Lynch from May until November of 2015. The exhibition Adventure: Capital traces a journey from myth to minimalism around Ireland and Britain. Combining sculptural, video and archival elements. Lynch forensically investigates anecdotes, hearsay and half-truths, unearthing marginalised stories that have been overlooked or fallen by the wayside. His idiosyncratic, yet meticulous research and fieldwork, absorbs these disparate fragments – social and cultural blind spots – and forms them into alternative arrangements of history, opening up new understandings of our world.