Fernando BryceAn Approach to the Museo Hawai25.04. - 21.05.2009
Museum Het Domein
Fernando Bryce, *1965 in Lima, Peru,
lives and works in Berlin and New York
Photo © Bert Janssen, Maastricht11 available works
Museum Het Domein is proud to present the first museum solo in the Netherlands of Peruvian-German artist Fernando Bryce (Lima, Peru, 1965). The artist gained international renown with his encyclopaedic installations of scores, sometimes hundreds, of simple ink drawings reconstructing specific happenings in world history.
The black and white drawings are based on historic source material the artist culls. The artist refers to his artistic method as ‘mimetic analysis’: by selecting, copying with great precision and placing existing images in new contexts, Bryce reinterprets his sources. The archives and atlases he produces as a result of this method together present a confrontational and sometimes ironic view of colonial and imperial history, from worldwide revolutions and South American history, whether or not witnessed by the West. By underlining the complexity of the international network of socio-social, economic and political relations, Bryce continuously questions the way in which history is written and how our view of historic events is ideologically slanted, albeit unconsciously. The exhibition in Het Domein presents a small survey of exemplary works from the critical oeuvre of Fernando Bryce.Read more