The Model presents the national tour of the Irish Pavilion from the 56th Venice Biennale, Adventure: Capital by artist Sean Lynch. Visited by over 400,000 people during the world’s most prestigious visual arts exhibition, Adventure: Capital is now undertaking an Irish Tour to Limerick, Sligo, Dublin and Belfast. Combining sculptural, video and archival elements, Adventure: Capital is Lynch’s most ambitious project to date. Configured exclusively for each venue, the artworks consider themes such as cultural history, societal structures, the contemporary environment and the role of the individual within it. Alongside Adventure: Capital at The Model, Sean Lynch will present A Blow by Blow Account of Stonecarving in Oxford (2013–14), an installation that traces the work of nineteenth century artisans John and James O’Shea.
The Irish Tour of Ireland at Venice is supported by the Arts Council as part of its commitment to promote the visual arts to Irish audiences. Ireland at Venice is an initiative of Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council. Adventure: Capital and the Irish Tour of Ireland at Venice have been made possible through additional support from partners: Limerick City Gallery of Art; The Model, Sligo; Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; Limerick City and County Council Arts Office; Limerick, Candidate City for European Capital of Culture 2020; Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick School of Art and Design; EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial; Maurice Ward Art Handling; Wexford County Council; British Council Northern Ireland; Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin; Ronchini Gallery, London; Askeaton Contemporary Arts; Irish Wire Products.
The Model presents the national tour of the Irish Pavilion from the 56th Venice Biennale, Adventure: Capital by artist Sean Lynch, supported by the Arts Council as part of its commitment to promote the visual arts to Irish audiences.