The Arts Council is delighted to announce the opening of The Shrinking Universe by Eva Rothschild at VISUAL, Carlow on Saturday 8th February.
This is the national presentation tour of the Irish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, 2019, curated by Mary Cremin and which is supported by the Arts Council.
Through her diverse use of materials and sculptural formats, Eva Rothschild constructs a sculptural and immersive environment that allows the public to be both viewer and participant. Rothschild’s exhibition creates a socially sculptural space, allowing for contemplation of the material legacy of both present and past civilisations.
One of the leading sculptors of her generation, Eva Rothschild’s work demonstrates a great awareness of the modernist tradition while maintaining its own distinctive sculptural language. Her works also engage with objects from her the surrounding urban environment that she lives and works in, and the eternal forms of geometry and classicism. Her sense of materials, scale, monumentality, colour and line reflect a refined aesthetic sensibility that redeploys and subverts familiar sculptural formats.
For VISUAL this exhibition includes further works by the artist, Trophy (2014), which is on loan from the Collection of the Arts Council, and A Sacrificial Layer (2019) a site responsive commission for the Link Gallery at VISUAL.
The Shrinking Universe by artist Eva Rothschild, the national representation of Ireland at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, will tour to IMMA, Dublin (12 June - 11 October 2020) ,Void, Derry (30 January – 27 March 2021).
‘The Arts Council is delighted to support the national tour of The Shrinking Universe which represented Ireland at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019’- said Arts Council Chair, Kevin Rafter.
‘Eva Rothschild is rightly celebrated as one of the most talented and important Irish artists working today. Having been received to significant international acclaim at the worlds’ most important and high profile art exhibition we are extremely proud to be supporting the return home of this work so that the Irish public can see and experience the works first hand.
The Arts Council is delighted to be able to support the Irish presentation of Ireland at Venice as part of its commitment to our ten-year strategy 'Making Great Art Work' which aims to support artists to create ambitious, innovative work and to engage audiences across the country.
I had an opportunity to see Eva's work in Venice last year, and know that Irish audiences will appreciate the quality of The Shrinking Universe.’
The Irish presentation of Ireland at Venice is supported by the Arts Council as part of its commitment to promote the visual arts to Irish audiences. Ireland at Venice is an initiative of Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council.
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