Venice - National Participation

Ireland 2018


26 May 201825 Nov 2018

Title: “Free Market”
Commissioner: Culture Ireland, part of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Curators: Miriam Delaney, Jo Anne Butler, Laurence Lord, Tara Kennedy, Orla Murphy, Jeffrey Bolhuis

“Free Market” highlights the generosity, humanity and possibility in the common spaces of Ireland’s market towns. Once the economic and social hubs of rural Ireland, small town marketplaces have undergone fundamental change in recent times. Indeed, many have seen their function as places of exchange and congregation diminished. The project proposes to reclaim these places of interaction and community. It will also build on the research of the team and others, and on the lived experience of these spaces, to re-imagine the shared urban territory of the small town marketplace.

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Destination: Venice
Where: Arsenale
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

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Arsenale, Castello Venice, Italy