national pavilion of ireland explores the “free market” towns of ireland. 2018 venice biennale.
above> ballynahinch market house in county down, northern ireland. courtesy © neil clifton
the exhibition curated by six young architects and designers, examines the role of markets in rural irish communities, their gradual demise and their importance for economic and social engagement. during the biennale the pavilion will be transformed into a rural irish market square, complete with market stalls, goods, soundscape and a daily newspaper with a range of contributors. after the biennale the exhibition will return to ireland touring small towns around the country gathering new stories and participants.