Lecture in language
Bryan McCormack (IRL)
Artist and author of works on social issues
„Each refugee drawing counts. Each refugee drawing is a voice. Every voice counts.“
An Irish artist who currently lives and works in Paris. An author of in-situ installations, performances, and sculptures with a social background.
In his work Bryan deals with tantalizing social themes such as socio-economic differences, diseases of contemporary society/world, violence, terrorism, homelessness, environmental policy, and
In his work Bryan deals with tantalizing social themes such as socio-economic differences, diseases of contemporary society/world, violence, terrorism, homelessness, environmental policy, and others in a unique way. Over the last 15 years, he has presented his works at more than 30 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. He believes that art can achieve a social change and that art directly affects the world in which we live.
In 2016-2017 Bryan worked on the unique cultural image of Yesterday / Today / Tomorrow. This work visualizes the European refugee crisis through the voice of people who "have no voice". Bryan visited refugee centers and camps across Europe and let thousands of people from over 30 countries around the world speak through their drawings. Most of the children involved in this project were living in these camps and were often illiterate.
In the Yesterday / Today / Tomorrow project, each participant drew three images:
- Yesterday – this was my previous life
- Today - this is my current life
- Tomorrow – this how I imagine my future
Bryan shared these images on social networks and finally presented them all at the Venice Biennale 2017.