20 SEP > 20 DEC
gerard byrne

Gerard Byrne (Dublin, 1969) is presented for the first time in Portugal with Images or Shadows. This exhibition consists of three major installations and a video that explores the codes of televisual language, problematize and dismantle the boundaries between performance, television, theater and cinema.
Starting at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin and ending at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, the show takes a different form in each of these spaces.
Images or Shadows, the title of the exhibition and of the catalog that accompanies it, is more than an evocation of the Platonic cave - where we humans would see only shadows of the real world - it is above all a summary of what interests Byrne, reality and fiction, truth and fantasy, not as oppositional categories but as porous ones, categorioes that contaminate and instabilize themselves, in the same way a minimalist sculpture requires a handling both delicate and complex.


Curator: Enrique Juncosa
Associate Curatore: Isabel Carlos