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Brainforest

09 June 2022 00:00 - 07 May 2023 00:00

Tayou’s research focuses on the urban environment. However, the use of everyday elements often returns in his poetry: the artist transforms them into iconic monuments of the contemporary era, revealing the critical aspects of our present, playing with an appealing pop aesthetic. Brainforest is a tribute to the city of Rome, where all roads begin.

From the tree branches, colourful masks, ethnic objects and travel documents based on shapes and colours and used in times past to travel around the African continent blossom like fruit. “These colourful masks are proof of the long journey travelled by man through a thousand and one roads in the earth’s savannah and, like fruit on a blue tree trunk in the centre of a golden globe, they will be testimonies to the urgencies and dramas of our present.” (P.M. Tayou) 

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Picture: Pascale Marthine Tayou, La source, 2018. Courtesy the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, photo by Jan Theun van Rees, ADAGP, Paris

Brainforest
MAXXI
Via Guido Reni 4a
00196 Rome
Italy

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