Gerard Byrne
Bright Sign

Installation, Film screening, Exhibition


27.9.2015 – 18.10.2015

Mi – Mo 10:00 – 21:00

22.10.2015 – 11.1.2016

Mi – Mo 10.00 – 17:00

Eröffnung 26.9., 13:30

Festivalzentrum im GrazMuseum

Production specifics
Auftragswerk steirischer herbst

In Zusammenarbeit mit GrazMuseum

Projektförderer Culture Ireland & mondriaan fund

In creating his multimedia works, Irish artist Gerard Byrne draws on a range of different sources including literature, pop culture, art history and contemporary history, selectively borrowing images and stories and viewing them by present-day standards. He analyses and works on them in order to gain an understanding of the construction of the present in general. So far he has not only considered Samuel Beckett, André Breton or Donald Judd, but also the Playboy Magazine and even the mystery of Loch Ness.

steirischer herbst has moved into the GrazMuseum with its festival centre, where the permanent exhibition “360 Graz. The City in All Times” examines the history of Graz from different perspectives. Gerard Byrne has now been given carte blanche not only to engage with the permanent exhibition with its extraordinary display, but also to react to the museum’s extensive collection according to his own ideas.

Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Gerard Byrne