In Our Time

Gerard Byrne

Art Museum Gösta 21.9.2019—8.3.2020

Gerard Byrne’s highly praised videoinstallation has created a thesis about radio as a model of time. It raises questions about collective memory and communality.

Irish artist Gerard Byrne (b. 1969) is famous for his ambitious video installations and photographic projects. Works utilising documentary material, theatre and literature often challenge our understandings of the immediate past.

The video installation In Our Time describes the routines of a fictitious radio station. Temporally, the work’s setting is somewhere in the 1970s/80s, without specifying the period precisely. It uses the rhythmically repetitive characteristic quality of radio as well as timeless pop classics.

In Our Time was commissioned for the Skulptur Projekte Münster in 2017. Since then, the highly praised work has toured the world. The exhibition represents Byrne’s first showing in Finland. The exhibition’s curator is Laura Kuurne.


Gerard Byrne tell about the exhibition in an interview.