Saturday, 25 January, 2pm – 3.30pm: Artist studio visit: Pascale Marthine Tayou

We would like to invite you to the first Spark event of 2020 to kick of the new year with a bang: an exclusive visit of the atelier of Pascale Marthine Tayou, designed by BC architects.

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. Already at the very outset of his career, Tayou added an “e” to his first and middle name to give them a feminine ending, thus distancing himself ironically from the importance of artistic authorship and male/female ascriptions. This holds for any reduction to a specific geographical or cultural origin as well. 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.

For SPARK Members and SPARK Friends. Please rsvp by Saturday, 18 January.