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Ireland launches its search for Venice pavilion designer

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Ireland has begun the hunt for exhibition proposals for its pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2016

Culture Ireland is looking for ideas focused around a single architect or architects practice central to the project team.

The announcement comes after the British Council launched its open call for designers to work on the British exhibition.

This year’s biennale, which is being curated by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, will be about ‘focusing and learning from architectures that through intelligence, intuition, or both of them at the same time, are able to escape the status quo’.

Teams are required to submit three A4 sheets detailing their ideas by 4 September.

A shortlist will be drawn up and successful teams invited to present to the judges at the beginning of October.

The winning team will receive around €300,000 to out together the exhibition which will tour Ireland after the biennale closes.

Last year’s Irish Pavilion was put together by Gary A Boyd and John McLaughlin and focused on the different infrastructure built as part of the modernisation of Ireland.

The Venice Biennale will run from 26 May to 27 November 2016.

More information on how to apply can be found, here.

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