2011 Height (cm)
17 Length (cm)
13,5 Depth (cm)
6 Weight (g)
400 Materials and Techniques
pins, collages, glue on paper. Subject/Description
Pascale Marthine Tayou works on the identity contradictions created by globalization and plays on the relationships he maintains with his own identity.
His notebook is another testimony on the individual facing the collective, the multiplicity of identities and the search for ways to be together in these difficult
times. Archival Fund
AtWork Archive number
AtWork, Institut Francais de Dakar, May 2012 / Shuffling Cards, Association art-cade*, Galerie des grands bains douches de la Plaine, Marseille, November 15th 2012 to January 30th 2013 / Willy Tibergien (a cura di), Kunstenfestival Watou 2014 (catalogo), vzw P'ART, 2014 Bibliography
Ever since the beginning of the 1990’s and his participation in Documenta 11 (2002) in Kassel and at the Venice Biennale (2005 and 2009) Pascale Marthine Tayou has been known to a broad international public. From the beginning of his artistic career he changed his name, taking a double name in the female form: Pascal(e) Marthin(e). His work is deliberately mobile, elusive of pre-established schema, heterogeneous. It is always closely linked to the idea of travel and of coming into contact with what is other to self, and is so spontaneous that it almost seems casual. The objects, sculptures, installations, drawings and videos produced by Tayou have a recurrent feature in common: they dwell upon an individual moving through the world and exploring the issue of the global village. He works on the identity-based contradictions created by globalization and plays on the relations he has with his own identity. His notebook is yet another comment on the individual versus the collective, on multiplicity of identities and finding ways of being together in these complex times.
Yaoundé, Camerun 1967. Artist.
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