Tara Donovan: Fieldwork June 14 – September 22, 2019 Smart Museum of Art Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Fieldwork celebrates American artist Tara Donovan’s distinctive practice that transforms mundane materials like plastic straws, index cards, rubber bands, Slinkys, and Mylar into elaborate, mind-bending objects evocative of the natural world. The exhibition presents, for the first time, wall-based and freestanding objects together, demonstrating how fully the a
Pace artists Tara Donovan, Yoshitomo Nara, and Yto Barrada are featured in the 12th edition of the Gwangju Biennale in Gwnagju, South Korea. The Biennale will be on view from September 7 – November 11, 2018 in venues across the city. The 12th Gwangju Biennale will see 165 artists from 43 different countries participate in a series of seven exhibitions and the GB Commission exploring the political, cultural, physical and emotional concepts of borders in today’s global community. For this editio
Tara Donovan: Fieldwork September 21, 2018 – January 27, 2019 MCA Denver Fieldwork celebrates American artist Tara Donovan’s distinct and varied practice, which includes sculpture, drawings, works on paper, and site-responsive installations. Often known for her transformation of neutral or mundane materials into elaborate, mind-bending objects that evoke the natural world or other organic material, Donovan’s work in many ways is about work. She manipulates a material over and over again, to se
Tara Donovan is included in Hyperobjects, a group exhibition co-organized by philosopher and Rice University professor Timothy Morton and Ballroom Marfa Director & Curator Laura Copelin. The exhibition engages ideas from Morton’s theory of hyperobjects, entities that are bewilderingly huge and seemingly incomprehensible, to confront the overwhelming scale of today’s ecological crisis. Tara Donovan will present the site-specific installation, Untitled (Plastic Cups), where she "applies sculpt
Pace Gallery congratulates Yto Barrada, Tara Donovan, and Yoshitomo Nara on their inclusion in the 2018 Gwangju Biennale! Titled "Imagined Borders," the biennale draws its name from the Benedict Anderson book of the same name about nationalism. Unlike previous years, the biennale will be structured into mini-exhibitions organized by a total of eleven curators, and will deal with a variety of themes. The 2018 Gwanju Biennale will take place September 7 through November 11 at South Korea’s Asia
Tara Donovan will debut a new monumental, site-specific installation at the Armory Show's 2018 Platform section, "The Contingent." Taking the form of a pyramidal cross-section (or wedge), Donovan's installation approaches the scale of architecture in relation to the human body. Tens of thousands of clear plastic tubes normally used for commercial product packaging were cut to precise lengths along a scale from 2 inches to 8 feet and assembled in tiered sections that come together into a 33-foot
Gray Matters opens May 20th at the Wexner Center for the Arts, and includes works by Pace artists Tara Donovan and Michal Rovner. The survey exhibition looks at the work of 37 contemporary female artists who have explored the practice of grisaille, a French term for working in shades of gray. The exhibiton will feature works from Donovan's latest series, Compositions (Cards), wall-mounted framed works in various sizes that explore stratification as both a sculptural technique and a means to c
On the occasion of Tara Donovan's recent solo exhibition with Pace, she was interviewed by Allie Biswas, a contributor to Studio International. In the interview, Tara discusses the development of her recent series, Compositions (Cards), which, while they might appear as a departure from her work in large-scale installation, are rooted in the same aesthetic potential of aggregated materials and their activation of perceptual capacities. Read the full interview here.
On the occasion of her bi-coastal exhibtions at Pace Gallery in Palo Alto and in New York, Tara Donovan was interviewed by Kristen Tauer at Women's Wear Daily. Tara discusses her new works as an evolution of her artistic process, which explores familiar materials transformed through massive quantities. To read the full article, click here.
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