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Thomas Bayrle: “Playtime” Retrospective at the New Musem

Thomas Bayrle, Der Tiger übt [The Tiger Practices], 1969. Silkscreen print on paper.19 3/4 x 27 1/2 in (50 x 70 cm). Edition of 50

Thomas Bayrle, Der Tiger übt [The Tiger Practices], 1969. Silkscreen print on paper.19 3/4 x 27 1/2 in (50 x 70 cm). Edition of 50, © courtesy of the artist

17.05.2018 - Article

The New Museum will present a major retrospective exhibition of the work of Thomas Bayrle from June 20- September 2, 2018.

The German Consulate General Co-Presents:

Thomas Bayrle: “Playtime”:
The New Museum will present a major retrospective exhibition of the work of Thomas Bayrle (b. 1937, Berlin, Germany) from June 20 - September 2, 2018. This solo exhibition—Bayrle’s first major New York museum survey—will bring together work from the last fifty years, highlighting Bayrle’s experiments across media and their prescient commentary on the relationship between consumerism, technology, propaganda, and desire. One of the most important artists to have emerged during the 1960s West German economic boom, Bayrle has received belated recognition for his influential work and processes. Bayrle’s thematic investigations have ranged from a visual analysis of mass culture and consumerism to reflections on the intersection of technology with global politics. The exhibition is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director; Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator; and Helga Christoffersen, Associate Curator.

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Location and time:
June 20- September 2, 2018
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

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