IMAGES: Richard Mosse Rethinks War Photography

Jun 5, 2013 3:58pm

Richard Mosse represents Ireland with The Enclave, a major new multi-media installation at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Throughout 2012, Richard Mosse and his collaborators Trevor Tweeten and Ben Frost traveled in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, infiltrating armed rebel groups in a war zone plagued by frequent ambushes, massacres and systematic sexual violence. The resulting installation, The Enclave, is the culmination of Mosse’s attempt to radically rethink war photography.

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Richard Mosse, Platon, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012.  Digital c-print. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

 

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Still from ‘The Enclave’, shot on 16mm color infrared film in Eastern Congo, by Richard Mosse, 2012.

A young soldier from Mai Mai Yakutumba poses in Savannah at a secret location near Lake Tanganyika, South Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012.

 

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Still from ‘The Enclave’, shot on 16mm color infrared film in Eastern Congo, by Richard Mosse, 2012

Internally displaced people (IDPs) form a crowd at Rubaya, South Masisi, North Kivu. Most of these IDPs are Hutus fleeing ethnically targeted massacres carried out by the Raiya Mutomboki (meaning angry citizens), a loose inter-tribal anti-Hutu alliance.

 

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Richard Mosse, Of Lillies And Remains, North Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012. Digital c-print. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

 

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Richard Mosse, The Enclave, 2013. Installation view of Love is the Drug.

Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery. Photo © Tom Powel Imaging inc.

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Richard Mosse, The Enclave, 2013. Six screen film installation, color infrared film transferred to HD video. Filmed in Eastern Congo.

Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery. Photo © Tom Powel Imaging inc.

Location: Fondaco Marcello, San Marco 3415 (Calle dei Garzoni), 30124 Venezia. 

Public Dates and Hours
1 June – 24 November 2013
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm

http://www.irelandvenice.ie/contact

 

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