Océans – Une vision du monde au rythme des vagues
Curated by Stefanie Hessler, TBA21-Academy
Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing, France
Group Exhibition, February 10-April 22
This show is a continuation of the exhibition Tidalectics which ran from June-November 2017 at TBA21 in Vienna.
Artists exhibited: Doug Aitken – Atif Akin – Darren Almond – Julian Charrière – Édith Dekyndt – Em’kal Eyongakpa Simon Faithfull – Ellie Ga – Tue Greenfort – Ariel Guzik – Newell Harry – Camille Henrot – Alexander Lee – Basim Magdy – Eduardo Navarro – Enrique Ramirez – Sissel Tolaas – Janaina Tschäpe et David Gruber – Ana Vaz – Jana Winderen – Susanne M. Winterling.
The works Janaina is exhibiting in the show are leporellos (drawing books) created in collaboration with biologist David Gruber, pictured above:
A Fictionary of Corals and Jellies (2017) Leporello, 11.8 x 315 inches, colored pencil on paper
Blood, Sea (2017) Leporello, 11.8 x 315 inches, colored pencil on paper
Edited by Stephanie Hessler, published by MIT Press
Artists surveyed in the book
Atif Akin, Darren Almond, Julian Charrière, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Tue Greenfort, Ariel Guzik, Newell Harry, Alexander Lee, Eduardo Navarro, Sissel Tolaas, Janaina Tschäpe & David Gruber, Jana Winderen, Susanne M. Winterling
With contributions by
Francesca von Habsburg, Markus Reymann, Nabil Ahmed, Tamatoa Bambridge, Kamau Brathwaite, Guigone Camus, Rachel Carson, Cynthia Chou, Paul D’Arcy, Tony deBrum, Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Keller Easterling, Bill Graham, Stefan Helmreich, Stefanie Hessler, Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka’uta, Rosiana Lagi, Stéphanie Leyronas, Chus Martínez, Astrida Neimanis, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Philip E. Steinberg, Khal Torabully, Lingikoni Vaka’uta, Davor Vidas, Susanne M. Winterling
Copublished with TBA21-Academy, Vienna, Austria
Over the course of her twentyplus year career, Janaina Tschäpe has been recognized for her arresting body of work that includes painting, performance, photography, sculpture, video, and drawing. Both cerebral and emotional, Tschäpe’s powerful and atmospheric work in all media possesses a confidence in scale and mastery of material that distinguishes her practice.
Sex, death and the female body’s capacity for renewal and transformation are among the themes that emerge from the paintings, drawings, photographs, and video installations of contemporary artist Janaina Tschäpe. This volume offers a compelling overview of Tschäpe’s full body of work which leaves the viewer feel as if they have been transported into a dream world of primeval landscapes, ambiguous signs and exotic vegetation.