Pascale Marthine Tayou work mines popular visual culture and social practices, using improvisational methods to construct installations relentlessly focused on the political and social conditions of postcolonial Africa.
He gave himself two first names Pascale and Marthine that he feminized. He studied law, hoping it would lead to a kind of purity, but fled the profession when he realized that the system was corrupt. He then turned to art, despite his suspicision that it didn’t exist. Tayou’s work is based on the premise that art cannot be separated from life. His site-specific installations recycle every kind of material, object, and image to testify to the continuous circulation of people throughout the world, their personal history and their culture. He refers to these projects as collective works, the result of that which he notices, of what happens to him in everyday life, a sum total of journeys, encounters, energy, chance and spontaneity.
Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art
The exhibition highlights artists whose works embody the possibilities and complexities of our contemporary moment, showcasing a wide range of practices and thematics, including abstraction, representation, politics, spirituality, and race. Collapsing national borders, the artists in the exhibition ally with power, representing a kaleidoscope of voices that declare their authority.
07 Nov 2021 - 06 Feb 2022
Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM
Among the Trees
Hayward Gallery presents in London the group exhibition "Among the Trees", to explore our relationship with nature
04 Mar 2020 - 17 May 2020
In collaboration with Galleria Continua, Utopie Fantastiche is presented in the beautiful location of Rocca di Angera.
20 Apr 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
Rocca di Angera
Richard Taittinger Gallery
Galleries in New York
Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong – Pedder Street
Galleries in Hong Kong
Galleries in Chianti, San Gimignano, Volterra