Tamara Kostianovsky exhibition at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

Published by Laurent de Sortiraparis · Published on December 21th, 2023 at 06:50 p.m.
Discover Tamara Kostianovsky's first major retrospective in France at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris from April 23 to September 22, 2024. This immersive exhibition reveals the artist's singular creations, in which memory, violence and the symbiosis between man and nature come together in unique sculptural works. Immerse yourself in a universe where artistic upcycling comes to life, inviting us to reflect on our relationship with the world and with existence!

Attention contemporary art lovers! The Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature is hosting a unique exhibition, the first major French retrospective of Tamara Kostianovsky's work, from April 23 to September 22, 2024. An exhibition that unveils an artistic perspective fusing subtlety and strength, evoking themes such as memory, violence, and the intimate connection between the human body and nature. Born in Jerusalem in 1974, raised in Argentina and based in the United States, Tamara Kostianovsky, a graduate of Boston University and the University of Florida, brings a cosmopolitan perspective to contemporary art.

In this exhibition, nearly thirty selected works mark out an immersive journey through the museum. Each piece embodies the artist's unique signature: the innovative use of used textiles and clothing to create sculptures and installations that question the fragility of existence. Theexhibition is a trompe-l'oeil of striking beauty, oscillating between fascination and repulsion, and invites us to reflect on the relationship between flesh and our environment.

Theexhibition opens with a forest of tree stumps, metamorphosed from recycled clothing, in the exhibition hall. This installation, specially conceived for the occasion, represents an original monumental work by Tamara Kostianovsky. In the salon de compagnie, a striking contrast is created between the classical paintings by Chardin and Desportes and the colorful fabric birds perched on the plum velvet damask walls. Moving on, visitors are confronted with imposing textile carcasses in the antechamber, symbolizing a mixture of beauty and violence. These works represent a metamorphosis of the carcass into a habitat for life, illustrating the idea of transforming death into a utopian environment where life flourishes.

The Bird Room features decorative panels enriched with exotic birds, dealing implicitly with colonization and the colonial imaginary. Inspired by French wallpapers from the Age of Enlightenment, these works offer an almost fairy-tale-like vegetation, saturated with bright colors. Finally, the Forest Room features triptychs that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the meticulousness and poetry of Tamara Kostianovsky's work.

By exploring universal themes through an innovative use of ordinary materials, Tamara Kostianovsky offers an unforgettable artistic experience. The Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, ever faithful to the vision of its founders, François and Jacqueline Sommer, thus continues to promote a creative dialogue between Man and Nature, enriching the landscape of contemporary art with unique and provocative perspectives!

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From April 23th, 2024 to September 22th, 2024

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