THOMAS BAYRLE. Musterzeichner / Pattern Designer

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Metaphors of dyeing, weaving, and programming shed light on important aspects in the oeuvre of Thomas Byrle (*1937). In his MAK exhibition THOMAS BAYRLE: If It's Too Long-Make it Longer, named after a quote by Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), the German artist investigates mechanisms of language, of image, of everyday objects. His exploration of how communication, production, and society are formed in economic and political systems becomes transparent when viewed through the mirror of history. The ambivalence of art, craft, and industry gives rise to kaleidoscopic shapes-mass ornaments. Bayrle's "superforms" reference political, industrial, and cultural icons: Jesus, Mao, the highway, the smartphone, and the cup mirror our everyday lives. The collection of the MAK becomes the projection surface of Bayrle's interpretation of "social fabric."

Published for the exhibition THOMAS BAYRLE. If It's Too Long-Make It Longer (25.10.2017-2.4.2018) at the MAK.

Edited by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Bärbel Vischer, with texts by Spyros Papapetros, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein and Bärbel Vischer.

German/English
96 pages, numerous color illustrations
25 x 19,5 cm, softcover
MAK, Vienna / VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst GmbH, Vienna, 2017