Published by Koenig Books. Edited with text by Alex Gartenfeld, Stephanie Seidel. Text by Lars Bang Larsen, Tom Holert.
This monograph dedicated to the renowned German artist Thomas Bayrle (born 1937) accompanies and expands upon a major survey exhibition, the artist’s first major American museum presentation. Thomas Bayrle: One Day On Success Street traces the artist’s nearly 50-year-long exploration of the complex impact of technology on humans and their environments across a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, video, collage and installation. Bayrle is best known for his “super-forms,” large images composed of repetitive, cell-like patterns, bridging pop and conceptual art.
Featuring over 100 works from the 1960s through the present day, this volume highlights Bayrle’s focus on the experience of the urban citizen and the artist. Essays by Lars Bang Larsen and Tom Holert contextualize the artist's work over the last half-century in dialogue with the ideological, technological and cultural histories of postwar reconstruction in Europe.
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst. Edited with text by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Bärbel Vischer. Text by Spyros Papapetros. Interview by Nicolaus Schafhausen.
This volume presents works by Thomas Bayrle (born 1937) combining craft techniques with computer-generated art. Through dyeing, weaving and programming, Bayrle explores the ambivalence of art, craft and industry in kaleidoscopic images.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Thomas Bayrle, Devrim Bayar, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Jörg Heiser.
All-in-One offers an overview of the multifaceted oeuvre of Thomas Bayrle (born 1937), from his early kinetic machines to the recent engine installations, the serigraphies, sculptures, videos, his early work as a graphic designer and publisher (with an illustrated bibliography of Bayrle’s artists’ books) and samples from his own texts.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited and with text by Daniel Birnbaum, Udo Kittelmann, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Thomas Bayrle, born in 1937 in Berlin, has always been obsessed with Mao's China. He remembers seeing, as a young man, photographs of stadium-wide choreographed events there, where thousands of participants held up a sign on command, each sign a pixel in a giant picture. Of replicating that mass choreography in his early moving figurines--including Western figures who shaved or ate ice cream collectively--and of mixing Communist and capitalist elements in his work, he says, "irreconcilable ideological opposites thus become ever more similar--and down through the years become blurred--to the point of the global rock 'n' roll today." This volume drops viewers straight into Bayrle's prescient globalism through bright graphic works featuring repeating soldiers, Maos, chairs and chickens, in old-school silkscreen and recent digitized photographs. Softcover binding wraps all sides of the book, and pages are printed at full bleed, without text, except for the interview section.