Following strong showings in recent years at the Bienalle from the likes of Jesse Jones and Richard Mosse, artist Eva Rothschild has created an ambitious and immersive exhibition for the Irish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Bienalle.
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Curated by Mary Cremin, The Shrinking Universe consists of four works made up of multiple elements - each sculpture retains its own distinct presence while forming a cohesive totality within the pavilion.
#BiennaleArte2019 #NationalParticipations @mary_cremin curated "The Shrinking Universe", #EvaRothschild show for #IrelandPavilion: @irelandatvenice is opening now at the #Arsenale. pic.twitter.com/9WW6zmaWjQ— Biennale di Venezia (@la_Biennale) May 8, 2019
Continuing her exploration of sculptural presence, Rothschild presents a physical environment which materially resonates with current political concerns and the ongoing sense of global uncertainty - the array of materials she uses in her work, alongside the distinction between the presence of the artist’s hand and industrially-created works, brings about a tension between the monumental and the personal.
Find out more about Eva Rothschild and Ireland at Venice 2019 here.