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Exhibition | The dance of Icarus, Claire Tabouret

Exhibition | The dance of Icarus, Claire Tabouret

“I imagined this flying figure, is he dancing, is he falling? The paintings are about movement, dancing between stumbling and flying… There is no land.”

-  Claire Tabouret

Yuz Museum is pleased to announce Claire Tabouret’s first major exhibition in China, The Dance of Icarus, from November 12, 2017 to January 21, 2018 at Yuz Project Space of Art. Comprised of 44 paintings and works on paper, the exhibition marks a departure from Tabouret’s stately posed portraits toward images of dynamism and spontaneity.

In the atrium of the museum, suspended above the visitor, Tabouret will present her most monumental series to date, The Dance of Icarus – a new interpretation of the Greek myth about Icarus. Across four massive panels, a larger-than-life figure spins, weightlessly dancing across canvases washed in vibrant  color.  Rhythmically  rising  and  falling,  the  figure  is  captured  in  a dream-like trance, frozen in time but in a state of perpetual motion. He animates the atrium as he ushers the viewer from one canvas to the next in a circle around the room, mimicking his gesture.

Tabouret’s figurative works collapse the notions of linear time and objective reality, recalling the ability of aesthetic experiences to conjure profound and perhaps otherwise untapped depths of humanity.

The exhibition will be open on November 12 with an artist’s talk, and run through January 21, 2018.

Born in 1981, now working between Paris and Los Angeles, Claire Tabouret supplements her tags with figurative paintings such as crowds of adolescents, young  girls  with  smeared  make  up,  historical  figures  like  Agnes  Martin, Robert Walser, etc. Her interventions, according to Trinie Dalton, “locate tensions between classical art (consider this exhibition’s title, ‘The Dance of Icarus’), Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Fauvism, Realism, Modernism, Postmodernism, and the contemporary – finding veins of continuity that both highlight and obliterate trajectory, like quartz vugs in granite.”

 

Opening: 16:00-18:00, November 12
12.11.2017 - 21.01.2018

 

Yuz Museum

35 Fenggu Lu

Xuhui district, Shanghai, Shanghai

 

Phone : 021-64261901

 

12.11.2017 14:00 - 12.11.2017

 

Yuz Museum

35 Fenggu Lu

Xuhui district, Shanghai, Shanghai

 

Phone : 021-64261901

 

 

 

     

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