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Oh, go on then.

Domenico writes:

The team for the Irish Pavilion Venice Biennale is currently seeking expressions of interest from individuals for the position of Volunteer Venue Attendants for the Irish Pavilion.
This opportunity is suitable for students and graduates with a background in Fine Art, Photography or History of Art and creative practitioners with knowledge of contemporary visual art. Proficiency in Italian or other languages is desirable.The attendant positions will be offered on a staggered basis across the entire exhibition period with two attendants per session on duty. We require a minimum commitment of 4-5 weeks. As this is an unpaid position based in Venice, the Irish Pavilion will provide return economy airfare to Venice, accommodation in a shared apartment with other Venue Attendants, and a modest per diem. Applications close Monday 28 January 2013. Interviews will take place week of 11 February, 2013.


Application here


Richard Mosse is the Irish artist selected to represent Ireland in 2013.  Anna O’Sullivan, the Director of the Butler Gallery Kilkenny, is the Commissioner/Curator of the Irish Pavilion. The 2013 Venice Biennale runs from 27 May to 24 November 2013.

Shifting Ground’, by Henghan Peng Architects, of Lord Edward Street, Dublin, in the Irish Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition as part of la Biennale di Venezia, which opened today in Venice, Italy, and continues until Sunday, November 25.

Shifting Ground looks “at the embodiment of projective geometry and number in a site specific installation that invites visitors to balance their respective weights”.

This cannot end well.


MeanwhilePhotographer Richard Mosse to represent Ireland at Venice Biennale (Sean O’Hagan, Guardian)

(Marie-Louise Halpenny/Photocall Ireland)