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Première séance 27 janvier 1928

Première séance 27 janvier 1928, 2013 - Gerard Byrne

Première séance 27 janvier 1928, 2013

Gerard Byrne

Photograph
49.5 x 40.5 cm / 19.49 x 15.94 inch
Edition of 80 copies, signed and numbered by the artist, on the verso side.
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  • Medium: Selenium toned Silver Gelatin print.
  • This work is unframed.
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about this work

The limited edition Première séance 27 janvier 1928, 2013 refers to Gerard Byrne's installation: A man and a woman make love (2012), which recreates a discussion held on 27 January 1928 by the members of the Surrealist group of artists and writers. This discussion was subsequently published in their journal La révolution surréaliste no. 11. Using actors, Byrne re-staged the discussion in the form of a TV play with a live studio audience, depicting the characters with their eyes closed, contemplating a Surrealist female muse.

about Gerard Byrne

° 1969, Dublin (IR) – lives and works in Dublin (IR)

Gerard Byrne is a visual artist working with photographic, video and live art. He is renowned for his films, which revisit historic moments and conversations, ranging from an interview with philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre to science fiction writers Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov discussing the future. His work has also featured articles from Playboy magazine and explorations of the way we build our understanding of the present through reconstruction of the past via subjects as varied as the Loch Ness monster, the location of a Samuel Beckett play, or the history of Minimalist art.

Byrne's Solo exhibitions include: Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen; Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon; IMMA, Dublin; Milton Keynes Gallery; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; ICA Boston and the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen. Group Exhibtions include P.S.1 Center, New York; Tramway, Glasgow; Whitney Museum of American Art.

Byrne was awarded the Paul Hamlyn Award in 2006 and in 2007 represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. Other major presentations of his work at international biennials include: dOCUMENTA, Kassel, 2012; Performa, New York and the 54th Venice Biennale. His work is included in public collections including: Tate, London; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; FRAC Nord Pas-de-Calais and Pays de Loire; Arts Council of Ireland.

Gerard Byrne is represented by the following galleries;
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Lisson Gallery, London / Milan / New York

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm / Berlin  

You can also view more work of Gerard Byrne on his own website.

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