30th January – 12th March
Galleries II & III, RHA, Ely Place, Dublin 2
The Arts Council, in association with the RHA, presents The Enclave. Richard Mosse represented Ireland with The Enclave, a major new multi-media installation at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. The Pavillion of Ireland from 1 June – 24 November 2013. The Commissioner and Curator is Anna O’Sullivan, Director of the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny.
Throughout 2012, Richard Mosse and his collaborators Trevor Tweeten and Ben Frost travelled in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, infiltrating armed rebel groups in a war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres and systematic sexual violence. The resulting installation, The Enclave, is the culmination of Mosses’ attempt to radically rethink war photography. It is a search for more adequate strategies to represent a forgotten African tragedy in which 5.4 million people have died of war-related causes in eastern Congo since 1998.