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Tatiana Trouvé

On the Eve of Never Leaving

November 1, 2019–January 11, 2020
Beverly Hills

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Installation view Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

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Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

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Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view with Tatiana Trouvé, The Guardian (2019) Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view with Tatiana Trouvé, The Guardian (2019)

Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view

Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view with Tatiana Trouvé, The Guardian (2019) Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view with Tatiana Trouvé, The Guardian (2019)

Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view

Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view

Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view

Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view

Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view

Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Installation view

Artwork © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Works Exhibited

Tatiana Trouvé, August, 2019, from the series The Great Atlas of Disorientation, 2018– Ink, bleach, and pencil on paper mounted on canvas, 60 ¼ × 94 ½ inches (153 × 240 cm)© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

Tatiana Trouvé, August, 2019, from the series The Great Atlas of Disorientation, 2018–

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

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2019, from the series Les dessouvenus, 2013– Pencil and bleach on paper mounted on canvas, 49 ⅛ × 78 ¾ inches (125 × 200 cm)© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

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

Pencil and bleach on paper mounted on canvas, 49 ⅛ × 78 ¾ inches (125 × 200 cm)
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2019, from the series Les dessouvenus, 2013– Pencil and bleach on paper mounted on canvas, 60 ¼ × 94 ½ inches (153 × 240 cm)© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

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

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

Tatiana Trouvé, The Shaman, 2018 Patinated bronze, marble, granite, concrete, steel, sand, and water, overall dimensions variable© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Tatiana Trouvé, The Shaman, 2018

Patinated bronze, marble, granite, concrete, steel, sand, and water, overall dimensions variable
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Tatiana Trouvé, The Shaman, 2018 (detail) Patinated bronze, marble, granite, concrete, steel, sand, and water, overall dimensions variable© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Tatiana Trouvé, The Shaman, 2018 (detail)

Patinated bronze, marble, granite, concrete, steel, sand, and water, overall dimensions variable
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Tatiana Trouvé, The Shaman, 2018 (detail) Patinated bronze, marble, granite, concrete, steel, sand, and water, overall dimensions variable© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

Tatiana Trouvé, The Shaman, 2018 (detail)

Patinated bronze, marble, granite, concrete, steel, sand, and water, overall dimensions variable
© Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

About

How relaxing not to have anything at all
To be relaxed about!
—Álvaro de Campos

Gagosian is pleased to present On the Eve of Never Leaving, new drawings and sculptures by Tatiana Trouvé. This is her first exhibition in Los Angeles.

In her large-scale drawings, cast and carved sculptures, and site-specific installations, Trouvé assesses the relationship between memory and material, pitting the ceaseless flow of time against the remarkable endurance of common objects. Combining fragments from both natural and constructed ecosystems, she creates hauntingly familiar realms in which forest, street, studio, and dream coalesce.

“On the Eve of Never Leaving” is a translation of “Na Véspera de Não Partir Nunca,” the title of a poem by Álvaro de Campos, one of the many heteronyms of the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935). De Campos’s deeply melancholic writings often deal with notions of time and nothingness; they are hymns to the existential void. Trouvé—attuned to the ways in which journeys, physical and spiritual, can circle back on themselves—visually collapses past and future, echoing Pessoa’s linguistic paradoxes in uncanny material form.

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Tatiana Trouvé in her Paris studio.

Behind the Art
Tatiana Trouvé: In the Studio

Join the artist in her studio as she speaks about her new series of drawings, From March to May. Trouvé describes the genesis of the project and the essential role its creation played in keeping her connected with the outside world during the difficult months of pandemic-related lockdown.

Installation view of Urs Fischer’s Untitled (2011) in the exhibition Ouverture, Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris, 2021. Artwork © Urs Fischer, courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection © Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Niney et Marca Architectes, Agence Pierre-Antoine Gatier. Photo: Stefan Altenburger

Bourse de Commerce

William Middleton traces the development of the new institution, examining the collaboration between the collector François Pinault and the architect Tadao Ando in revitalizing the historic space. Middleton also speaks with artists Tatiana Trouvé and Albert Oehlen about Pinault’s passion as a collector, and with the Bouroullec brothers, who created design features for the interiors and exteriors of the museum.

Tatiana Trouvé, The Residents, installation view, sculpture with jacket on water, Orford Ness, Suffolk, England

Tatiana Trouvé: The Residents

Tatiana Trouvé discusses her installation The Residents (2021), commissioned by Artangel for the exhibition Afterness on Orford Ness, a former military testing site in Suffolk, England

Tatiana Trouvé, April 4th, The New York Times; April 11th, South China Morning Post, China from the series From March to May, 2020, inkjet print and pencil on paper, 16 ⅝  × 23 ¼ inches (42.1 × 59 cm)

Tatiana Trouvé: From March to May

A portfolio of the artist’s drawings made during lockdown. Text by Jesi Khadivi.

Jenny Saville’s Prism (2020) on the cover of Gagosian Quarterly magazine.

Now available
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Jenny Saville’s Prism (2020) on its cover.

Tatiana Trouvé, Between sky and earth, 2012–.

Tatiana Trouvé: In Time

In upstate New York, Jenny Jaskey discovers Tatiana Trouvé’s Between sky and earth. Begun in 2012, this multifaceted installation exists as a crucial nexus in the artist’s career, both a result of her ongoing practice and a generative source for continuing investigations.

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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