The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, will be exhibiting Irish contemporary artist Richard Mosse’s The Enclave, an immersive, six-screen video art installation commissioned for the Irish representation at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. The visceral and moving work was filmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo using 16mm colour infra-red film, which captures otherwise invisible parts of the spectrum. The resulting imagery in Mosse’s work is hallucinatory and dream-like with the usual greens of jungle and forest replaced by shimmering violet. The Enclave depicts a complicated, strife-ridden place in a way that reflects its complexity, using beauty as a strategy to combat the wider invisibility of a conflict that has claimed so many. October 2015-January 2016.
Richard Mosse, The Enclave, The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Louise Bourgeois: Femininity, Botany and Family
For the first time ever, Louise Bourgeois’s series of 38 soft-ground etchings created between 2006 and 2010 are on show together at Hauser & Wirth, Somerset.
The Tanks: Art in Action at Tate Modern, London
Upon descending the grey, scarred slope of the Turbine Hall, a new and unfamiliar opening in the wall reveals itself to the right. This is the entrance to a previously hidden set of underground chambers.