Irish exhibition at the Venice Biennale

Ireland is being represented at the 54th International Art Exhibition 'la Biennale di Venezia' in Venice by artist Corban Walker.
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Irish Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan T.D., was in Venic last week to open the Irish exhibition at the 54th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, touted by some as the most important visual arts showcase in the world. Ireland is represented in Venice by the artist Corban Walker, working with commissioner Emily-Jane Kirwan and curator Eamonn Maxwell. Ireland’s participation at the Venice Biennale is an initiative of Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. The Venice Biennale is the most important international showcase for visual arts with more than 400,000 visitors in 2009. Walker will present three new, site-specific sculptural installations at the Irish Pavilion, which is located at the Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà. Following the launch today, the exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 4 June until Sunday 27 November, 2011.

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