(019) Janaina Tschäpe
'Terrains of the Body', Group Exhibition
Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, [18.01.17 - 16.04.17]
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Janaina Tschäpe is holding a solo exhibition ‘Floating Worlds’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Tucson, Arizona, which presents the first focused survey of her video work from 2000 to 2014. In particular, the exhibition will debut her more recent work filmed in the Galapagos Islands, a rich and contested site in the history and mythology of evolutionary discourse. Weaving in and out of quasi-narrative and lyrical spatial disjuncture, Tschäpe’s video work animates the long-standing themes that circulate throughout her work: the female body as a projected site of desire and distortion, human evolution and our inability to cognitively grasp the actions which formed us, cosmology and mythology, scale shifts from the micro-organic to the cosmic and water as the wellspring of life. Tschäpe’s video works can be found in the collections of the Centre Pompidou and the Guggenheim Museum among many other public and private collections.