Sean Lynch to Represent Ireland at 2015 Venice Biennale

Sean Lynch.

Limerick and London-based artist Sean Lynch will represent Ireland at the 56th Venice Biennale, reports Artlyst.

Lynch’s planned work, titled Adventure: Capital will be his most ambitious project yet. The Venice work will trace an anthropological journey that delves into notions of value and flow of capital, bringing together public art from airports, abandoned quarries, a field of Cork, a roundabout in Wexford, and banknotes “rivergods.” Lynch’s multimedia practice likens him to an historian or ethnographer, bringing to light untold stories, alternative readings of spaces, events, and artifacts. A kind of contemporary from of the Irish Bardic tradition, Lynch’s sculptural, video, and archival work at the Biennale will situate his social and cultural heritage within a global context.

Lynch studied fine art at Stadelschule in Frankfurt am Main and has had solo exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

The 56th annual Venice Biennale will be open May 9—November 22, 2015.


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