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Tatiana Trouvé, I tempi doppi

MUSEION of modern and contemporary art Bolzano (Italy)

24.05 - 07.09.2014

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Tatiana Trouvé, I tempi doppi, MUSEION of modern and contemporary art Bolzano

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Exhibition May 24 - September 7, 2014. MUSEION of modern and contemporary art Bolzano, Via Dante 6 - 39100 Bolzano (Italy). Tel.:: +39 (0)4 71 22 34 13. Opening hours : Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.











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Museion is proud to present Tatiana Trouvé's first solo show in an Italian museum, I tempi doppi. The Italian-born artist, who lives and works in Paris, is known for installations designed to draw the visitor into haunting situations that oscillate between the real, the imaginary and the illusory, and question our sense of space and time. The title of the exhibition alludes to the intrinsic duality of the artist's work, where the rational and the irrational, the mind and the senses, are inextricably linked. The fourth floor of the museum hosts the large installation 350 Points towards Infinity (2009), in which 350 slender plumb lines hanging from the ceiling mysteriously appear to be pulled in different directions. The arresting presence of the work, which evokes a shower of metal raindrops, hints at the concealed presence of some kind of chaotic forcefield. Indeed Trouvé's works often conjure up alternative worlds, enabling visitors to envision hidden, parallel dimensions, and experience the unsettling feeling that things are not quite as they seem.



Tatiana Trouvé, 350 Points Towards Infinity, 2009. Installation view, A Stay Between Enclosure and Space, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, 2009. Photo: Stefan Altenburger, Courtesy Johann König Gallery, Perrotin Gallery and Gagosian Gallery.

Tatiana Trouvé, 350 Points Towards Infinity, 2009. Installation view, A Stay Between Enclosure and Space, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, 2009. Photo: Stefan Altenburger, Courtesy Johann König Gallery, Perrotin Gallery and Gagosian Gallery.


Many of the artist's pieces reflect her ongoing fascination with architecture, and when working on an exhibition she interacts closely with the structural elements of the venue, opening up new dimensions in our perception of the space. This is the case of the work From here I disappear, a tantalising series of plexiglass doors that form a threshold we can only cross mentally, yet that opens a vista of multiple possibilities. Another theme that characterises Tatiana Trouvé's work is the exploration of time, and forms of temporality. The exhibition includes the work I cento titoli, set to change its title every year for one hundred years, starting in 1968, the year of the artist's birth. The piece is thus both physically present, in the form of two hefty cast bronze suitcases, and intriguingly projected into the future, containing the promise of times, venues and viewers to come. MUSEION's programme thus continues with its exploration of the languages of contemporary sculpture, highlighting this artist's extraordinary ability to draw visitors into a universe of possibilities: an opportunity not only for visitors but also for the museum itself, as an institution in constant growth and transformation.

Curated by Letizia Ragaglia