In his solo exhibition that reflects the MAK Collection, Thomas Bayrle combines traditional craft techniques with the computer-generated art of the Information Age. Bayrle develops his legendary “superforms” as a reference to cultural and industrial icons like Jesus Christ, Mao, the highway, or the smartphone. Using the metaphors of dyeing, weaving, and programming, Bayrle explores the ambivalence of art, craft, and industry and gives rise to kaleidoscopic shapes—Mass Ornaments.
Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director, Kunsthalle Wien
Bärbel Vischer, Curator, MAK Contemporary Art Collection
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Duration of the exhibition: 25.10.2017–2.4.2018