Gerard Byrne

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    Vereinigung bildender KünstlerInnen Wiener Secession

Gerard Byrne's complex video installations and photographic series picture sometimes unlikely contemporaneities. Whether connecting museums with nature photography, or commercial radio shows with Minimalism, Byrne’s work raises questions about how our present is conjured into being only through constructing its image. Using photography and video as ready-made commercial imaging formats with embedded aesthetics, rather than transparent artistic media, Byrne’s work has always embraced the overlapping realities of the TV studio and the gallery space. Art and the media industry have always cohabited in his thinking, and so Byrne’s work entertains open questions about how art could serve us, as the artifact of histories that differ.

Exhibition run: 01.02. – 31.03.2019
Eröffnung: 31.01.2019, 19:00 Uhr

Curator: Bettina Spörr
Participating artist: Gerard Byrne

Gerard Byrne was born in Dublin in 1969 and lives and works in Dublin.

Secession
Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 A-Vienna
www.secession.at
E office@secession.at
PH +43 1 587 53 07
Di till So 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Entrance: Adult 9,50 Euro
Students, Seniors 6 Euro

29.03.2019, 4 p.m.: Curatour Tour (DE)
Registration acquired: office@secession.at

31.01.2019, 6 p.m.: Talk (EN)
Gerard Byrne talking with Willem de Rooij