Thursday 29th October 2009, 7-9 pm, Cardi Black Box is proud to announce the gallery’s fifth event since its inauguration: Produzione Bayrle, an historic exhibition of the German artist Thomas Bayrle. The show will open to the public on October 30th and continue until the 23rd of December 2009.
Born in Berlin in 1937, Thomas Bayrle lives and works in Frankfurt am Mein. Seminal figure in Germany, together with artists like Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter, Bayrle is regarded the pioneer of German Pop.
Produzione Bayrle is a major exhibition featuring new spectacular “productions” by the artist as well as a selection of works spanning his entire career.*
The exhibition project, conceived by Bayrle for Cardi Black Box, is a re-interpretation of a show that he presented at Galleria Apollinaire in Milan in 1968. Back, after more then forty years to the city that very early in his career hosted the key exhibition in the development of his artistic practice, Bayrle “makes history through history” by presenting a new spectacular edition of the impressive original project.
The exhibition is a large scale installation which unites Bayrle’s multi-faceted reflections on the relationship between consumerism and mass, individualism and collectivity, perception and representation.
A psychedelic arrangement of wallpapers, with the artist’s legendary Pop-like patterns, will completely cover the gallery spaces. They will represent the background for some imposing silkscreens of the late 60s, explosions of daily objects transformed into mass icons.
Completing the installation there will be a 'production' of screenprinted raincoats with his Pop-like patterns, the coats will be on sale at the gallery as an artist's limited edition and a more accessible special edition. On the first floor of the gallery there will be a group of works – silkscreens, paintings, collages and mixed media compositions – shown in Italy for the first time.
The nature of this comprehensive exhibition of museum-like scope will offer a unique and unexpected experience to the visitor, by projecting him/her into a unicum in which the artwork permeates space, infiltrating the most surprising creases of the everyday.