Wet Heat Project has been filming Thomas Bayrle on the occasion of his exhibition with ICA Miami opening next Tuesday November 29 and on view through March 26, 2017. Our locations have included the artist’s Frankfurt studio office, his museum showing at MMK, and his country studio in a converted railroad station. Our filming also captured the fabrication of an epic sculpture– a towering iteration of Bayrle’s iconic Madonna image, completed today in the museum’s four-story Atrium Gallery.
Thomas Bayrle in his rural studio outside Frankfurt, housed in a converted railroad station.
In his storage / archive space in central Frankfurt, Thomas Bayrle discusses the plans (prepared and fabricated by OfficeGA in Miami) for a massive metal sculptural installation at his ICA Miami exhibition.
Miami artist and master welder Robert Lorie joins a final connection that completes the fabrication today of a Thomas Bayrle massive sculpture for ICA Miami’s exhibition of the artist.
Thomas and Helke Bayrle arrived today from Frankfurt for the final preparations of Thomas’ major survey show at ICA Miami, the first of its kind in America, including a new epic scale sculptural installation.
Our documentary film chronicling Bayrle’s experience with ICA Miami will be part of a special series of films on the museum’s exhibition artists to premier in early 2017.