In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Elaine Byrne

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Date / Time

  • February 6, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

Artist Elaine Byrne will give an overview of her research interests, focusing on some of her recent projects and featuring video clips from some of her recent video work. Employing sculpture, video, and photography. Elaine Byrne’s artwork examines overlooked histories, historical texts, and artworks as a platform to confront difficult political or social issues in the present day. For example, her video “Pure Codology” (2015) uses interviews and James Joyce’s Ulysses to address the rise in anti-Semitism in Hungary through the local attitude to the celebration of Bloomsday. This program will focus on concepts and video clips from some of her recent projects.

This program is sponsored by Eileen Kennedy and Robert Heim.

About the speaker

Elaine Byrne is an Irish artist based in New York. She has been the recipient of many awards such as the Arts Council of Ireland award, the TINA art prize, and the Art Laguna Sculpture Prize.

Join the Conversation

A series of informal, intimate talks given by literary and cultural luminaries, In Conversation with the Rosenbach delves into fascinating histories, intellectual curiosities, and inspiring ideas. Each program offers the audience a chance to join the conversation after the talk and share their own thoughts and questions. In Conversation with the Rosenbach is supported by grants from the Walter J. Miller Trust and the Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation.

Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended.

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