Published by Whitechapel Gallery. Edited and with interview by Kirsty Ogg. Foreword by Iwona Blazwick. Text by Helena Reckitt, Lytle Shaw.
This book offers a comprehensive overview of the work of Irish multi-media artist Gerard Byrne (born 1969). Byrne is renowned for his video installations that reenact legendary conversations from history, such as a discussion of sexuality and eroticism held by the Surrealists in the 1920s.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Anthony Spira, Andrea Vilani. Text by Brian Dillon, Anthony Spira, Andrea Viliani.
Gestalt Forms of Loch Ness gathers ten years of research into the Loch Ness monster by Irish artist Gerard Byrne (born 1969). Using both the populist literature spawned by the Loch Ness myth and his own photographic material, Byrne has developed a project both humorous and melancholic, that ultimately reflects a crisis of belief in the photographic image.
Published by Irish Museum of Modern Art. Edited by Pablo LaFuente. Text by Enrique Juncosa, Sven Lütticken.
Irish artist Gerard Byrne (born 1969) works primarily in film and photography, which he presents as ambitious large-scale installations. His film and video projects reconstruct historically significant conversations derived from popular magazines from the 1960s-1980s; the effect of these works is to test the “cultural present” of the gallery space against the “defunct present” of a magazine article. Byrne's attraction to dialogue naturally inclines him towards an interest in theater, and he has worked on a number of projects with actors and sets--again in gallery spaces--that exploit distinctions between sculpture and set design, acting and non-acting, and spectacle and spectator. Byrne's work draws on a range of sources, from popular print media of the recent past to iconic modernist playwrights and thinkers such as Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett and Jean-Paul Sartre. This volume offers his first complete overview.
Published by Walther König/Lisson Gallery. Edited by Sarah Pierce, Claire Coombes. Text by Mark Godfrey, Lytle Shaw.
Dublin artist Gerard Byrne employs video and photography to question how images are constructed, transmitted and mediated. Influenced by literature and theater, Byrne’s work references everything from popular magazines to Samuel Beckett. This volume presents recent photographs and videos, along with works from the 2007 Venice Biennale.