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Venice Biennale 2013

richard moss3eI have been reading about Ireland's contribution to the magnificent Venice Biennale. As usual it offers us the chance to experience one of the world’s most unique contemporary art experiences. This year it takes place from June – November.

There are currently around 30 national pavilions which provide a permanent space from which they can showcase work from their most talented artists during the Venice Bienalle.

Our Irish Curator for Venice 2013 is Anna O’Sullivan, Director of the Butler Gallery in Kilkenny, who has selected artist, Richard Mosse (Kilkenny, 1980 - ) to present a multimedia installation on the subject of the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Last year Richard Mosse and his collaborators travelled in the Republic of Congo, infiltrating armed rebel groups in a war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres and systematic sexual violence. He has tried to rethink war photography.

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