In his drawings, sculptures, videos, and performances - which are frequently interwoven to become opulent, lavish installations - Pascale Marthine Tayou addresses such existential subjects as national identity and the emptiness and banality of the world of consumerism.
Using Tayou’s early techniques of assemblage as a point of departure, an essay by Okwui Enwezor elaborates on the concept of openness as his fundamental artistic strategy, while in his contribution Yilmaz Dziewior focuses on the concept of the exhibition in Bregenz and the large-scale installations that have been newly created for the Kunsthaus - and which this catalogue documents in large-scale photographs.
A carefully compiled biography as well as illustrated documentation of Tayou’s previous exhibitions create a comprehensive chronological overview of the artist’s oeuvre to date.
192 large colour illustrations.
English and German text.