Purple Art

[November 10 2016]

Thomas Bayrle “Flying Home” produced by Artissima at the baggage claim area of Torino Airport, Turin

On disembarking and entering the baggage claim of Torino Airport travelers from around the world are welcomed by the new site-specific work from the renowned German pop artist Thomas Bayrle, produced for and by the art fair Artissima and curated by Artissima Director Sarah Cosulich.

The series of back-lit screens depicts Bayrle’s construction of his seminal piece “Aeroplane” from 1984, a large-scale print of a plane made up of a million small airplanes on a 96-m2 surface. With repetition and grid structures being ever-so-present in “Flying Home”, the work features key elements to Bayrle’s oeuvre. As locals and those who have sojourned to Turin for Artissima weave through and around the screens, it’s easy to see that through sharing the process behind his practice, “Flying Home” makes for a great preparation to the art fair and it’s comprehensive program.

Text and photo Annabel Fernandes

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