Claire Tabouret: I am spacious, singing flesh, 23 Apr 2022 — 27 Nov 2022
Collateral Events

Claire Tabouret: I am spacious, singing flesh

An official collateral event of the 59th Venice Biennale.

Palazzo Cavanis, Fondamenta Zattere Ai Gesuati, 920, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Title: I am spacious, singing flesh
Artist: Claire Tabouret
Curator: Kathryn Weir
Organized by: Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte
Venue: Palazzo Cavanis, Dorsoduro 920, 30123 Venice

A new critical reading of key dimensions of the Los Angeles-based French artist’s work in a remarkable survey exhibition  that explores multiple transformations: of self, other, collective identities, struggle, release, refuge.

A powerful and unexpected dialogue is created with a number of vernacular devotional objects drawn from archaeological and liturgical collections in Italy, invoking an ambivalent threshold in Tabouret’s practice, a portal into multiple temporalities and subjectivities through which to consider alternative relationships amongst human beings, and between human beings and their environment, in the face of ecological and social crises and in communication with the supernatural.

Through a display of 25 works by Tabouret including paintings, sculpture, video and works on paper, the earliest from 2008 but drawn mostly from the last decade of the artist’s multifaceted practice – the exhibition articulates various structures and fluidities existing within subjectivity and constructed identities and uses an enigmatic language of ritual and repetition, incarnation and transfiguration.

Contacts & Details

Palazzo Cavanis
Fondamenta Zattere Ai Gesuati 920

Mon – Sun 10am – 6pm


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Palazzo Cavanis, Fondamenta Zattere Ai Gesuati, 920, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
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