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  • Gerard Byrne, Jielemeguvvie guvvie sjisjnjeli (Film Inside an Image), 2016, HD video, color, sound, 17 minutes.

    Gerard Byrne

    Moderna Museet | Stockholm

    The ultimate aim of a representation is to be more “real” than what it depicts, so that people desire the image more than the objects it portrays. The insatiable drive toward ever-sharper high definition testifies to this age-old impulse. So does the Biologiska Museet in Stockholm. Constructed in 1893 and designed by the architect Agi Lindegren, it was one of the first museums in Europe to adopt a naturalistic approach to the display of zoological specimens. In one circular room, taxidermied Nordic animals appear in a 360-degree diorama, under natural light, against a backdrop painted by the

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