PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art presents Gerard Byrne exhibition

. August 15, 2013

PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art presents Gerard Byrne an exhibition opening on 31 August 2013.

Jutta Koether, Luise (detail), 2013. Polyethylene, clear resin, mixed materials, 20 x 90 x 90 cm. Courtesy of Campoli Presti.

Jutta Koether, Luise (detail), 2013. Polyethylene, clear resin, mixed materials, 20 x 90 x 90 cm. Courtesy of Campoli Presti.


Gerard Byrne uses photographic, video, and live art to explore the ambiguities inherent in revisiting the legacies of cultural forms such as theater, photography, and magazines. Engaging ideas of episodic patterns and the temporality of reconfiguration—found throughout Byrne’s practice—the extended duration of display at PRAXES is announced in a timetable that loosely references, directs, and annotates the shifting works on show. Organized as a reverse chronological journey, the timetable soon reveals itself as a scripted gesture of staged surprise encounters and performed interpretations—as is often the case in Byrne’s transformation of historical sources. Starting with the multi-channel video work Subject (2009), the cycle at PRAXES is the first extensive exhibition of Byrne’s work in Berlin.

In 2007, Byrne represented Ireland at the 52nd Venice Biennale. Other recent presentations of the artist’s work include dOCUMENTA (13) and a survey at Whitechapel Gallery, London, which will travel to Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, in the fall of 2013. Byrne lives in Dublin and is a professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

Gerard Byrne
31 August–15 September: Recent works
19–29 September: Older works
2–20 October: Early works
23 October–17 November: Around that time
20 November–14 December: Just before that

PRAXES Center for Contemporary Art
Alexandrinenstraße 118-121
10969 Berlin, Germany
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 1–6pm
www.praxes.de

Category: Fine Art

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