The Pavilion of Ireland at the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia appeared in over 20 printed publications and over 100 online publications, reaching an audience of 290 million. Adventure: Capital received more than 400,000 visitors and has now begun its Irish tour at the Limerick City Gallery.

What the critics had to say:

“For the Irish Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, Sean Lynch finds relationships between disparate objects and imagines material with history and ambition”

Emma Geliot – CCQ – Summer 2015


“By mixing anecdotal history with ‘official’ art history, everyday experience with museum-style preciousness and learned with unlearned opinion, Ireland’s representative at this year’s Venice Biennale offers viewers a practical insight into the point of standing around and looking at art.”

Chris Fite Wassilak – ArtReview – May 2015


“In the Irish pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, titled “Adventure: Capital,” Lynch elevates his bardic technique to epic scale, turning an anthropological lens on the sprawl of late capitalism and its two-way causal relationships with European history.” – 4 May 2015


“Sean Lynch, the industrious powerhouse of creatively conceptual art in Ireland, is to represent the country at the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia – this year, with a new of work entitled Adventure: Capital.”

Cara, Aer Lingus – April/May 2015


“Representing the Irish Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, Lynch’s installation Adventure: Capital finds a thread between “Greek river gods; public art at regional airports; quarries and the art of stone-carving; an abandoned sculpture in Cork; and a traffic roundabout.””

Natalie Hegert – – 29 April 2015


“Lynch’s planned work, titled Adventure: Capital will be his most ambitious project yet.”

Christie Chiu – – 19 December 2014


“Lynch’s Venetian project is titled Adventure: Capital and promises to take the visitor “from myth to minimalism” using narratives, sites and objects from in and around Ireland and Britain… Sean Lynch at Venice is something to see if you can.”

Aidan Dunne – The Irish Times – 13 January 2015


“Better are the Chilean and Irish pavilions…the latter, by Sean Lynch, connects the flow of capital to Venice’s water-bound wealth through a series of stone sculptures and a video installation. Art as artefact, artist as historian, storyteller, ethnographer.”

Alice Spawls – London Review of Books – 18 June 2015