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Sean Lynch Adventure: Capital Tour



Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

1 September – 16 October 2016

Golden Thread Gallery is pleased to launch the international tour of Adventure: Capital, a new artwork by artist Sean Lynch that was commissioned for Ireland at Venice 2015, the Irish Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Visited by over 400,000 people during the world’s most prestigious visual arts exhibition, Adventure: Capital toured across the Republic of Ireland during 2016, with presentations at Limerick City Gallery of Art; The Model, Sligo; and Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. The international tour of Ireland’s entry into the 56th Venice Biennale will be opened on the 1st of September at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, before opening at Rose Art Museum, Boston on the 10th of September.

Adventure: Capital is Sean Lynch’s most ambitious project to date and traces a journey from myth to minimalism around Ireland and Britain, combining Greek river gods; public art at regional airports; quarries and the art of stone-carving; an abandoned sculpture in Cork; and a traffic roundabout, on a storytelling journey that unravels notions of value and the flow of capital through an anthropological lens. Adventure: Capital explores the allegories and underlying narratives of the contemporary architectural and social environment.

Alongside Adventure: Capital, Lynch presents two additional works: a new video installation, Campaign to Change the National Monuments Acts (2016) and Latoon (2006–2015).

A free Adventure: Capital publication with a text by curator Woodrow Kernohan will be available within the exhibition.

Ireland at Venice is an initiative of Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council.