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Gerard Byrne, b.1969

Eight years and three days ago2007

Byrne’s work questions how images are constructed, transmitted and mediated. From his ‘In the News Series’, the title of this work changes each time it is exhibited. This highlights how photographic media at once captures the zeitgeist, and is simultaneously subject to time and obsolescence; evidenced by the self-dated magazines in the scene. This series comments on the dissemination of information, photography and reality – and truth.

MediumSilver gelatin print
Dimensions125 x 157.7 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, 2011
EditionUnique print
Item NumberIMMA.3619
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Gerard Byrne, Eight years and three days ago, 2007, Silver gelatin print, 125 x 157.7 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, 2011

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About the Artist

Gerard Byrne b.1969

Gerard Byrne works primarily in video, photography and performance art. His multi-media installations re-enact historic events using professional actors and theatrical techniques, using twentieth-century literature and mass media as source material. Referencing a range of literary and theatrical sources, his work considers how images are constructed and communicated. — View Artist »