Michael Andrew Law meets with Tatiana Trouvé
Tatiana Trouvé is a contemporary visual artist based in Paris. Born in Cosenza, Italy in 1968, she later spent her childhood living in Senegal, before continuing her studies in the Netherlands and at the Villa Arson in the South of France.
Trouvé produces sculptures, drawings, and installations, many of which incorporate architectural interventions. One of her most well known pieces is the expansive project titled Bureau d’Activités Implicites (or Bureau of Implicit Activities) that was produced over the course of ten years starting in 1997. This piece that took the form of an improvised office environment served as a repository and archive of work that she was making, or planning to make, as a then-unknown artist. Through the creation of architectural modules, the newly Parisian native constructed an administrative space to house her creative efforts as well as her clerical attempts at adherence to the red-tape imbued diktats of the…
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