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
Review of Susanna Bauer: In Leaf, Lemon Street Gallery
German artist Susanna Bauer creates delicate and intricate works using naturally dried magnolia leaves, dried wood and yarn. She uses simple crochet and darning stitches over natural shapes.
Yossi Michaeli’s captivating visuals tell stories. Staged in a multitude of locations, perfectly poised subjects become part of a cinematic narrative.
Top 10 Exhibitions in 2014
2014 has been a great year for contemporary art exhibitions. The huge range of practices on display demonstrates the variety of artistic approaches being developed across the world. From Martin Creed to Annette Messager, all of the artists listed here demonstrate both skill and thought.