Taus Makhacheva at Contemporary Calgary, Canada

Taus Makhacheva will participate in a group exhibition entitled Performing the Landscape at Contemporary Calgary presenting her 2015 video work Tightrope.


Curated by Lorenzo Fusi, the exhibition presents works that introduce elements of performativity into the ‘natural environment.’ The landscape becomes a temporarily occupied and humanized space, and yet it resists the pressure of simply shifting to the background and becoming static scenery. This exhibition challenges these traditions and the conventional understanding of this genre by presenting the work of 13 international artists who have recently reinterpreted this theme, often with humour or in a deadpan manner. 


Performing the Landscape opens on 22 September and runs until 12 November, 2016. Read more.

August 28, 2016