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Tatiana Trouvé

Installation view, Tatiana Trouvé: Somewhere, 18-12-95. An Unknown. 1981, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, January 18–March 9, 2014 Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Roman März

Installation view, Tatiana Trouvé: Somewhere, 18-12-95. An Unknown. 1981, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, January 18–March 9, 2014

Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Roman März

Tatiana Trouvé, Desire Lines, 2015 Metal, wood, ink, and rope, in 3 parts, overall: 11 feet 5 ⅞ inches × 24 feet 11 ¼ inches × 31 feet 2 inches (350 × 760 × 950 cm)Installation view, Central Park, New York, March 3–August 30, 2015© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Emma Cole

Tatiana Trouvé, Desire Lines, 2015

Metal, wood, ink, and rope, in 3 parts, overall: 11 feet 5 ⅞ inches × 24 feet 11 ¼ inches × 31 feet 2 inches (350 × 760 × 950 cm)
Installation view, Central Park, New York, March 3–August 30, 2015
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Emma Cole

Tatiana Trouvé, Equivalence, 2015 (detail) Patinated bronze, metal, and copper, dimensions variable, edition of 3© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Rob McKeever

Tatiana Trouvé, Equivalence, 2015 (detail)

Patinated bronze, metal, and copper, dimensions variable, edition of 3
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Rob McKeever

Tatiana Trouvé, Notes on Sculptures, September 15th, “Jill,” 2016, 2016 Patinated bronze and stone, 34 ¼ × 31 ⅞ × 19 ¾ inches (87 × 81 × 50 cm)© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Claire Dorn

Tatiana Trouvé, Notes on Sculptures, September 15th, “Jill,” 2016, 2016

Patinated bronze and stone, 34 ¼ × 31 ⅞ × 19 ¾ inches (87 × 81 × 50 cm)
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Claire Dorn

Tatiana Trouvé, From 2002 to 2016, 2017 Patinated bronze and paint, 42 ½ × 3 ⅝ × 3 ⅝ inches (108 × 9 × 9 cm)© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Ringo Cheung

Tatiana Trouvé, From 2002 to 2016, 2017

Patinated bronze and paint, 42 ½ × 3 ⅝ × 3 ⅝ inches (108 × 9 × 9 cm)
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Ringo Cheung

Tatiana Trouvé, The Guardian, 2018 Patinated bronze, granite, and copper, 31 ½ × 20 ⅛ × 29 ½ inches (82.5 × 51 × 75 cm)© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

Tatiana Trouvé, The Guardian, 2018

Patinated bronze, granite, and copper, 31 ½ × 20 ⅛ × 29 ½ inches (82.5 × 51 × 75 cm)
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

Tatiana Trouvé, Prepared Space, Navigation Map, Tel Aviv, 2018, 2018 Patinated bronze and wood with incisions in the floor and walls, overall dimensions variableInstallation view, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel, June 7–September 29, 2018© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Elad Sarig

Tatiana Trouvé, Prepared Space, Navigation Map, Tel Aviv, 2018, 2018

Patinated bronze and wood with incisions in the floor and walls, overall dimensions variable
Installation view, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel, June 7–September 29, 2018
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Elad Sarig

Installation view, Tatiana Trouvé, Gagosian, Rome, June 1–September 25, 2018 Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Matteo D’Eletto

Installation view, Tatiana Trouvé, Gagosian, Rome, June 1–September 25, 2018

Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Matteo D’Eletto

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2018 Pencil and bleach on paper, mounted on canvas, 60 ¼ × 94 ½ inches (153 × 240 cm)© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2018

Pencil and bleach on paper, mounted on canvas, 60 ¼ × 94 ½ inches (153 × 240 cm)
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2018 Pencil and bleach on paper, mounted on canvas, 60 ¼ × 94 ½ inches (153 × 240 cm)© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2018

Pencil and bleach on paper, mounted on canvas, 60 ¼ × 94 ½ inches (153 × 240 cm)
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

About

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).

Fairs, Events & Announcements

Chris Burden, L.A.P.D. Uniform, 1993 © 2020 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Online Viewing Room

Frieze Los Angeles 2020

February 10–19, 2020
gagosianviewingroom.com

Gagosian will launch its latest Online Viewing Room on the occasion of Frieze Los Angeles, with available works by Chris BurdenAlex Israel & Bret Easton EllisNeil JenneyAlbert Oehlen, Chris Ofili, David ReedEd Ruscha, Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri, Tatiana Trouvé, and Jonas WoodMany of the artworks included in this virtual presentation consider the political, geographical, and social landscapes of Los Angeles.

The Frieze Los Angeles 2020 Online Viewing Room will open at 12:00am on Monday, February 10, in Hong Kong, and close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 19, in Los Angeles and San Francisco. 

For more information about the Online Viewing Room or the work to be featured, please contact inquire@gagosian.com.

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Chris Burden, L.A.P.D. Uniform, 1993 © 2020 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Photo: Claire Dorn

Honor

Tatiana Trouvé
2019 Rosa Schapire Kunstpreis

Tatiana Trouvé received 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

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2019, from the series Les dessouvenus, 2013– © Tatiana Trouvé

Tour

Tatiana Trouvé
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 bhtours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2019, from the series Les dessouvenus, 2013– © Tatiana Trouvé

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Museum Exhibitions

On View

Tatiana Trouvé in
Glas und Beton: Manifestationen des Unmöglichen

Through June 7, 2020
Marta Herford, Germany
marta-herford.de

This exhibition, whose title translates to Glass and Concrete: Manifestations of the Impossible, explores the path of the titular materials between flowing and setting, testing the limits of what is possible in order to pose new questions about crumbling social concepts. Work by Tatiana Trouvé is included.

Tatiana Trouvé, Les indéfinis, 2014 (detail) © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Annette Kradisch

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Feel the Sun in Your Mouth
Recent Acquisitions

August 24, 2019–February 2, 2020
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
hirshhorn.si.edu

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 infinis, 2014 (detail) © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Annette Kradisch

Tatiana Trouvé, Desire Lines, 2015, installation view, Frac Grand Large—Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque, France © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Aurélien Mole

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Gigantisme
Art & Industrie

May 4, 2019–January 5, 2020
Frac Grand Large—Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque, France
www.fracnpdc.fr

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, installation view, Frac Grand Large—Hauts-de-France, Dunkerque, France © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Aurélien Mole

Tatiana Trouvé, The Guardian, 2018, Pinault Collection © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

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Luogo e segni

March 24–December 15, 2019
Punta della Dogana, Venice
www.palazzograssi.it

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

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