What comes first, day or night? There is no right answer. They are eternally consecutive, as are the elements displayed in the two rooms. A wall painting of a wave breaks through both spaces. First, we find a series of coral-
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Exhibition May 11 -
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Since 2018, the Swiss artist Claudia Comte has been collaborating with TBA21–Academy, making works focused on the preservation of the world’s oceans. This new site-
Comte understands coral reefs as a generative biological entity whose damage is a threat to planetary life. Hence, she has created this new multimedia immersive environment that reflects on different kinds of knowledge, such as marine bioluminescence, the memory of trees, and the communication of algae, unfolding through two distinct spaces, separated into day and night.
The exhibition is an invitation to meditate on our approach to vulnerable ecosystems and the danger they are facing due to human activity. And it is also about regeneration, the possibility of life, of the re-
Comte will create a new piece about the production and research process that will simultaneously be shown on TBA21’s digital space st_age. There will also be a talk between the artist and curator, Chus Martínez, presented by Francesca Thyssen-
“In search of compassion and meaning, we lay forth a multitude of voices and interpretations for an exhibition that is propelled by the ocean. We hope you enjoy it.” —Claudia Comte
No trees were felled for this project, as all were sourced naturally.
Curated by Chus Martinez
View of After Nature, Museo Nacional Thyssen-