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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Claire Tabouret

b. 1981, France

In her figurative paintings, drawings and sculptures, Claire Tabouret scrutinizes identity and takes a closer look at childhood and its enigmas, the individual isolated or within a group. Sometimes covered, made up or disguised, children and women with mute faces stand upright in front of the viewer like frozen frames. The recent immersive mural realized at Fabrègues Castle in the south of France is an example of the timeless and sometimes carnivalesque universe that the artist creates in her paintings. Often coated with a primary fluorescent layer, and realized on large-scale canvas, her works, whose tonalities are sometimes dark and sometimes acidic, as in the ensemble of the Débutantes, exude theatrical enigma. Before the representation of groups and characters, which may recall those of Romantic painting, Claire Tabouret was often interested in aquatic diurnal and nocturnal landscapes. During this time, she notably realized the Maisons Inondées, the series which brought her to recognition, as well as the ensemble entitled Migrants. Originating in internet or archival found photographs, her canvases are tainted with personal experience, unfurling a universe of stories and memories.

Featured Artworks

Born in Mirrors 10 by Claire Tabouret contemporary artwork Claire TabouretBorn in Mirrors 10, 2018 Ink on paper
76 x 63 cm
Perrotin
Indivisible Lovers by Claire Tabouret contemporary artwork Claire TabouretIndivisible Lovers, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
180 x 250 x 4 cm
Almine Rech
Muddy River by Claire Tabouret contemporary artwork Claire TabouretMuddy River, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
220 x 300 x 4 cm
Almine Rech
The Grip by Claire Tabouret contemporary artwork Claire TabouretThe Grip, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
97 x 130 cm
Almine Rech
The Colors of the Embrace by Claire Tabouret contemporary artwork Claire TabouretThe Colors of the Embrace, 2018 Ink on paper
38 x 51 cm
Almine Rech
To Be As One (red) by Claire Tabouret contemporary artwork Claire TabouretTo Be As One (red), 2018 Ink on paper
38 x 51 cm
Almine Rech
To Be As One (pale) by Claire Tabouret contemporary artwork Claire TabouretTo Be As One (pale), 2018 Ink on paper
38 x 51 cm
Almine Rech

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Claire Tabouret, Born in Mirrors 生於鏡中 at Perrotin, Hong Kong
Closed
9 January–2 March 2019 Claire Tabouret Born in Mirrors 生於鏡中 Perrotin, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, By Fire, Ceramic Works at Almine Rech, New York
Closed
31 October–15 December 2018 Group Exhibition By Fire, Ceramic Works Almine Rech, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Claire Tabouret, I am crying because you are not crying at Almine Rech, Paris
Closed
20 October–4 November 2018 Claire Tabouret I am crying because you are not crying Almine Rech, Paris

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