Fernando Bryce
To The Civilized World
20 September – 8 November 2014

 

To the Civilized World (2013-14) concentrates on images which deal with the propaganda war that erupted following the destruction of Leuven University Library and Reims Cathedral after the German invasion. The result is a series of ink drawings based on old newspaper cuttings, postcards, posters and other propaganda. The ideologically loaded terminology of “Kultur”, “civilisation” and “barbarism” that were used on both sides of the front to disparage the enemy are the central focus of this work. The differences between these re-productions and the original documents reveal how we continuously rewrite history. In recent years Fernando Bryce has not only analysed the print media, but also looked more and more towards the film industry. The exhibition will also present smaller series, such as All Quiet at the Western Front, which depicts film-posters, film-stills, as well as cinema commercials.

Fernando Bryce
“To The Civilized World”
exhibition view Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2014
Photo: Nici Wegener
Fernando Bryce
“To The Civilized World”
exhibition view Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2014
Photo: Nici Wegener
Fernando Bryce
“To The Civilized World”
exhibition view Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2014
Photo: Jens Ziehe
Fernando Bryce
“To The Civilized World”
exhibition view Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2014
Photo: Jens Ziehe
Fernando Bryce
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
exhibition view Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, 2014
Photo: Nici Wegener