Claire Tabouret — I am crying because you are not crying

Exhibition

Painting

Claire Tabouret
I am crying because you are not crying

Ends in 14 days: September 8 → October 6, 2018

Claire tabouret exposition galerie almine rech 12 1 grid Claire Tabouret — Galerie Almine Rech Depuis quelques années, Claire Tabouret fait vibrer les cimaises de ses toiles fragiles où la délicatesse de son regard affronte le... 3 - Bravo Critique

Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to introduce “I am crying because you are not crying”, Claire Tabouret’s first exhibition at the gallery. Almine Rech Gallery will host the first part of this two-fold exhibition in Paris from September 8 to October 6, 2018. The second part of the exhibition will then take place startin October 20, 2018 at the Château de Boisgeloup, in Gisors, Normandy, where Pablo Picasso once lived and worked.

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Claire Tabouret, The Grip, 2018 © Claire Tabouret — Photo : Marten Elder — Courtesy de l’artiste et galerie Almine Rech

The artist imagined her new work — and the exhibition’s title — in reaction to the overarching figure of Picasso, who also inspired the two-fold construction of the project. Marked by the Weeping Woman (1937), in which Dora Maar’s features are twisted by pain, Claire Tabouret designed her new pictorial story like a metaphor for romantic relationships. Through the representation of bodies in various stages of a wrestling match, the figures depicted in her new work question the erotic tension in forming a couple and the potential tragedy of breaking up. From one chapter to the next, “I am crying because you are not crying” is evidence of Claire Tabouret’s dual identification with both the weeping woman and the painter painting the tragedy.

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Claire Tabouret, Indivisible Lovers, 2018 180 × 250 × 4 cm © Claire Tabouret — Photo : Marten Elder — Courtesy de l’artiste et galerie Almine Rech

At Almine Rech Gallery, the first chapter will feature large and medium format paintings along with a series of twenty monotypes. In Boisgeloup, echoing Picasso’s erstwhile sculpture studio, Claire Tabouret will for the first time present a series of plaster sculptures, including a bas-relief, a bust on a base and a number of floor sculptures. The sculptures will be complemented with monotypes and a painting on show in the chapel.

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Claire Tabouret, The Colors of the Embrace, 2018 Encre sur papier — 38 × 51 cm © Claire Tabouret — Photo : Marten Elder — Courtesy de l’artiste et galerie Almine Rech

Claire Tabouret (born 1981 in Pertuis, France) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her recent exhibitions include ‘Les Veilleurs’, The Lambert Collection, Avignon (2018); ‘L’Errante’, Église des Célestins, Avignon (2018), as part of the Festival d’Avignon; ‘The Dance of Icarus’, Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2017); ‘Claire Tabouret + Cash for Gold like Smoke for Mirrors and Land for Sea’, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille (2017); ‘Neptune’, Le Creux de l’Enfer, Thiers (2017); ‘One Day I Broke a Mirror’, Villa Medici, Rome (2017).

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Claire Tabouret, To Be As One (red), 2018 Encre sur papier — 38 × 51 cm © Claire Tabouret — Photo : Marten Elder — Courtesy de l’artiste et galerie Almine Rech