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Tatiana Trouvé: A Stay Between Enclosure and Space / Migros Museum Zrich

November 23, 2009

Tatiana Trouvé is known for her room constructions, architectonic interventions, and snake-like metal sculptural objects that are semmingly solidified in movement, as if frozen. At the Migros Museum fr Gegenwartskunst Zrich, Tatiana Trouvé presents new works in her first solo exhibition in Switzerland: an installative spatial structure with architectonic interventions and large format drawings.

One of the highlights of the exhibition is the installation in the main hall of the museum, called 350 points à l’infini (350 points towards eternity). It’s “an area with numerous pendulums that have been brought to a standstill, each of which has been sent in a different direction by an invisible magnetic field. The pendulum, an instrument frequently used in research about magnetic fields and often lending a space the character of a living organism, here takes an uncanny, mysterious character. In the antithesis of the rhythmic time-defined beat of the metronome, the organism “space” appears to have been cast into an artificial, deep slumber”. (excerpt from the press release).

Works by Tatiana Trouvé have been shown (amongst others) at the Centre Georges Pompidou (solo show, 2008), at FRAC Lorraine (solo show, 2008), and at Manifesta 7 (2008).

Tatiana Trouvé: A Stay Between Enclosure and Space, Migros Museum fr Gegenwartskunst, Zrich / Switzerland. Opening reception, November 20, 2009.

Update (January 13, 2010): Review by Olga Stefan.

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