Bureau d’Activités Implicites
October 5, 2021–January 9, 2022
Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
At the start of Tatiana Trouvé’s artistic career, after amassing a large number of cover letters, unsuccessful grant applications, and other written material, she began to incorporate these rejections and ephemera from unrealized projects into sculptures, or “modules,” as she calls them. She later brought together the various modules—whose common thread is the notion of time and memory—as the Bureau d’Activités Implicites (1997–), which translates to Bureau of Implicit Activities. On display in this exhibition are two modules containing fragments of letters written but unsent, unfinished projects, and copies of her own drawings that Trouvé painstakingly made.
Tatiana Trouvé, Bureau d’Activités Implicites, Module des Archives (Dessins), 2003 © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Annik Wetter
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