In disquieting, entropic mise-en-scènes, Tatiana Trouvé limns the boundaries between the mental and the physical, where material space and form converge with immaterial time and memory. Her situations combine intricate scenographic drawings, sculptures both linear and three-dimensional, and spaces that hint at invisible dimensions. Whether found or created, Trouvé’s “environmental dramas” are melancholy yet highly charged, palimpsests containing echoes of other lived spaces and realities, which oscillate between the real, the imaginary, and the phantasmic.
Trouvé was born in 1968 in Cosenza, Italy, and lives and works in Paris. Recent solo museum exhibitions include Villa Arson, Nice, France (1997); Polders, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2002); Aujourd’hui, hier, ou il y a longtemps . . . , CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2003); Tatiana Trouvé, juste assez coupable pour être heureuse, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva (2004); Extraits d’une société confidentielle, Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille, France (2005); Djinns, Centre national edition art image, Chatou, France (2005); Villa Arson, Nice (2007); Double Bind, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007); 4 between 3 and 2, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2008); Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France (2008); A Stay Between Enclosure and Space, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2009–10); Bureau of Implicit Activities: Archives and Projects, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany (2009); Il Grande Ritratto, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2010); Somewhere, 18–12–95, An Unknown, 1981, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2014); I tempi doppi, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2014, traveled to Museion, Bolzano, Italy; and Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany); Desire Lines, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York (2015); L’Éclat de L’Absence, Red Brick Museum, Beijing (2016); Le Numerose Irregolaritá, Villa Medici, Rome (2018); and The Great Atlas of Disorientation, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel (2018).
On the Eve of Never Leaving
November 1, 2019–January 11, 2020
Extended through September 25, 2018
June 1–September 25, 2018
Studies for Desire Lines
March 3–April 25, 2015
Park & 75, New York
June 13–July 31, 2014
I cento titoli in 36 524 giorni (The hundred titles in 36,524 days)
November 22, 2013–January 4, 2014
March 25–June 26, 2010
980 Madison Avenue, New York
Before the Smoke Has Cleared
Angela Brown provides a glimpse into the charged ecologies of recent drawings and sculptures by Tatiana Trouvé. These works will be included in On the Eve of Never Leaving, Trouvé’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, opening in November 2019.
Gagosian Quarterly Fall 2019
The Fall 2019 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring a detail from Sinking (2019) by Nathaniel Mary Quinn on its cover.
Trouvé and Grosse: Villa Medici
Tatiana Trouvé and Katharina Grosse discuss their exhibition Le numerose irregolarità, at the French Academy in Rome, Villa Medici, with curator Chiara Parisi.
Gagosian Quarterly Spring 2018
The Spring 2018 Gagosian Quarterly with a cover by Ed Ruscha is now available for order.
2019 Rosa Schapire Kunstpreis
Tatiana Trouvé will receive the 2019 Rosa Schapire Kunstpreis in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday, December 6, for her contribution to the arts. Administered by the Freunde der Hamburger Kunsthalle, the prize is named after Rosa Schapire (1874–1954), the Polish-born art historian who lived in Hamburg and England and was one of the first supporters of Die Brücke. Trouvé was selected by Alexia Fabre, chief curator at Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France, who was chosen to bestow the award for 2019.
Photo: Claire Dorn
On the Eve of Never Leaving
Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1pm
Gagosian, Beverly Hills
Gagosian’s Kelso Wyeth will lead a tour of the exhibition Tatiana Trouvé: On the Eve of Never Leaving at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, featuring new drawings and site-specific sculpture. Join us in exploring hauntingly familiar realms in which forest, street, studio, and dream coalesce, which the artist creates by combining fragments from both natural and constructed ecosystems. To attend the free event, RSVP to email@example.com. Space is limited.
Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2019, from the series Les dessouvenus, 2013– © Tatiana Trouvé
January 31–February 3, 2019, booth B19
Gagosian is pleased to participate in artgenève 2019, with modern and contemporary artworks by Georg Baselitz, Chris Burden, Urs Fischer, Romuald Hazoumè, Damien Hirst, Sally Mann, Olivier Mosset, Steven Parrino, Giuseppe Penone, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel, Spencer Sweeney, Mark Tansey, Tatiana Trouvé, Tom Wesselmann, Franz West, and others.
To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org. To attend the fair, purchase tickets at artgeneve.ch. To preview our booth, go to artsy.net.
Damien Hirst, Truffle, 2016 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018
Closing this Week
Luogo e segni
Through December 15, 2019
Punta della Dogana, Venice
Luogo e segni, which translates to Place and Signs, takes its title from a painting by Carol Rama that is included in the exhibition. The show brings together more than one hundred works by thirty artists that establish a particular relationship with their respective urban, social, political, historical, and intellectual settings. Work by Rudolf Stingel and Tatiana Trouvé is included.
Tatiana Trouvé, The Guardian, 2018, Pinault Collection © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn
Art & Industrie
Through January 5, 2020
Frac Grand Large—Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque, France
This exhibition features large-scale installations, in situ works, sculptures, paintings, films, and performances that embody encounters between artists, engineers, designers, and architects. Tatiana Trouvé’s Desire Lines, commissioned by Public Art Fund and presented in New York’s Central Park in 2015, is included, as is work by Simon Hantaï.
Tatiana Trouvé, Desire Lines, 2015 © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Aurélien Mole
Feel the Sun in Your Mouth
Through February 23, 2020
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
This exhibition brings together artworks acquired by the museum over the past five years with a focus on art that incites sensation and demonstrates a renewed interest in sublime encounters with the world. Spanning a period of extreme technological growth that has led us from the first steps on the moon to the development of the Internet, this exhibition illuminates a return to the poetic, the intuitive, and the cosmic in current artistic practice. Work by Alex Israel, Tatiana Trouvé, and Mary Weatherford is included.
Tatiana Trouvé, Les indéfinis, 2014 (detail) © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Annette Kradisch
Tatiana Trouvé in
February 23–May 26, 2019
New Media Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Four artists from four countries use magnets, magnetism, and magnetic fields to create profound and fascinating works that reference migrations, attraction, resistance, and power. Work by Tatiana Trouvé is included.
Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Corinna Tang