France - lille3000 - Pascal Marthine Tayou - Traffic Jam01/04/2010
March 25 - June 13, 2010
The contemporary artist Pascale Marthine Tayou (living and working in Belgium) has been invited by lille3000 to present a monumental exhibition. Tayou belongs to the generation of African artists who are redefining postcolonial culture by drawing inspiration from a dual African and European identity. In an interplay of forms, the works of Pascale Marthine Tayou are all pieces of a single puzzle that comprises a genuine sensory experience that is difficult to describe. The artist speaks of his creations as collective works, an attitude honouring a sum of everyday moments, meetings and chance.
For Lille and the Gare Saint Sauveur, the artist has devised the Traffic Jam exhibition as an immense crossroads blocked in heavy traffic, each person seeking a way through the crowded stalls, fragile sculptures and animated scaffolding.
The installation Human Being@work, a sensitive and moving piece brimming with vitality that was widely acclaimed by critics at the last Venice Biennale, will be accompanied by new productions - some of which are based on audience participation - and historic installations, recreating the artist's unique world.
The exhibition is organised with GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin