Pascale Marthine Tayou
Lives in Brussel (BE), born in CM.
Pascale Marthine Tayou (b. 1967) is born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, where he initially studies law. At the same time, he starts to develop his own artistic course, motivated by social commitment and global curiosity. Tayou travels with his conceptual oeuvre – a cross between Arte Povera, Recycling Art and Land Art - to Europe, and from 2007 he settles alternately in Ghent and Yaoundé. His nomadic wandering between Africa and Europe gives his work the allure of a visual logbook in which he gathers all kinds of information regarding the presence of cultural and national boundaries. His oeuvre is seen as a lively interpretation of the struggle for life, in which traditions and cultural backgrounds clash with the contemporary issues of the new era. His installations are based on artisanal sculptures, made from recycled material. Tayou confronts the viewer with seemingly innocent representations and installations, while the essence and especially the origin of the materials reveal a much less uplifting context: that of pollution, poverty and migration.
Text: Hans Willemse
Translations: Michael Meert
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Zonder titel [Untitled]
Pascale Marthine Tayou, Zonder titel [Untitled], 2007. Object, textile, 92.5 x 146 cm.
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Sanguine/Bloedrood. Luc T...
01 June 2018 - 16 September 2018.
During the cultural city festival Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires, Luc Tuymans confronts the genius of Baroque masters with the vision
Superdemocracy – The Sen...
01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.
The exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY engages with the collections of M HKA (Antwerp) and BPS22 (Charleroi). The exhibitions allows the voices of ind
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SUPERDEMOCATIE / SUPERDEM...
The voices of citizens are heard louder than ever in parliaments all over the world, while the diversity of who and what these institutions r