Tatiana Trouvé — Le grand atlas de la désorientation

Exhibition

Installation

Tatiana Trouvé
Le grand atlas de la désorientation

Ends in about 2 months: June 8 → August 22, 2022

Born in Cosenza (Italy) in 1968, Tatiana Trouvé developed an equally vast and ambitious body of work in which drawing and sculpture intertwine in a permanent two-way movement. Her work in three-dimensional space proceeds from an invention of locations to (re)occupy, while her essentially two-dimensional graphical production gives rise, like so many stages, to fragmentary arrangements of architectural, landscape and furniture elements that are reminiscent of dream work and its mechanisms.

The artist thus weaves a “memory art”, based not on a memorisation technique, as in Antiquity or the Renaissance, but rather on playing with forgetting, leaving memory (lived or induced, flashback or illusive déjà-vu) full scope for imprecision. When invited to take over the eight hundred-odd square metres of Gallery 3, Tatiana Trouvé employed a variety of materials to recreate its floor. On this reconfigured surface she used different modes of presentation to deploy a group of drawings — some previously unseen and specially made for the exhibition — enabling us to grasp all the richness of the architectural component at the root of the artist’s artistic approach. Some sculptures and constructed elements complete this fantastical landscape where reality engages in infinite exchanges with its doubles.