IMAGES: Richard Mosse Rethinks War Photography

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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