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Close Encounter comes to Visual in September

20.09.19-19.01.20

Close Encounter: Meetings with Remarkable Buildings returns home from the Venice Biennale to tour Ireland.

Booking Information

Close Encounter comes to Visual in September

VISUAL Carlow, Old Dublin Road, Graigue, Carlow, Ireland

20.09.19-19.01.20

Booking Information

Close Encounter comes to Visual in September

VISUAL Carlow, Old Dublin Road, Graigue, Carlow, Ireland

20.09.19-19.01.20

16 Irish architect teams were invited to reimagine iconic works by international architects from the 20th Century, making this exhibition one of the biggest displays of architectural talent seen in this country.  This exhibition was created for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition-La Biennale di Venezia 2018 by Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. They were the first Irish nationals invited to curate the biennale in it’s 124 year history.

 

Close Encounter calls on the generosity of each of the invited architects to ‘take’ the work of another architect and help it to be remembered, understood, re-valued and appreciated for its own inherent worth” Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Curators, 16th International Architecture Exhibition-La Biennale di Venezia 2018

 

Close Encounter which was co-curated by Professor Hugh Campbell, features immersive sculptural installations by A2 Architects, Boyd Cody Architects, Bucholz McEvoy Architects, Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects, Clancy Moore Architects, Tom dePaor, Dominic Stevens & JFOC, Donaghy + Dimond architects, GKMP Architects, Hassett Ducatez Architects, Heneghan Peng Architects, Kevin Donovan & Ryan W. Kennihan Architects, Mary Laheen & Aoibheann Ní Mhearáin, Noreile Breen, Steve Larkin, Taka Architects

 

In this group of sixteen teams, there was a mix of both emerging and more established practitioners. The tour, which is funded by the Arts Council and produced by the Irish Architecture Foundation will give opportunity to all participants to present their work to an Irish audience.

 

Following from the success of the Venice Architecture Biennale we are proud to be producing the tour of Close Encounter. The tour gives us a chance to leave a lasting legacy in Ireland for Irish architects, architecture and artistic culture, and will catalyse that legacy for all the participants.

Nathalie Weadick Director Irish Architecture Foundation