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Contemporary Art in Rotterdam
June 2013

Sensory Spaces with Oscar Tuazon

With the support of the Ammodo Foundation, over the next three years the museum will present a series of solo exhibitions under the title ‘Sensory Spaces’, featuring artists who have never or rarely exhibited in the Netherlands. Oscar Tuazon kicks off the series.

Oscar Tuazon, Dead Wrong, 2011-2012, cement, steel, plywood, sheetrock. Exhibition 'Minimal Myth', 2012, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg.
Oscar Tuazon, Dead Wrong, 2011-2012, cement, steel, plywood, sheetrock. Exhibition 'Minimal Myth', 2012, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg.

Oscar Tuazon (1975, Seattle) lives and works in Los Angeles. In 2012 his work was included in the exhibition ‘Minimal Myth’ at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This exhibition - the first in the ‘Sensory Spaces’ series - is his first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. The artist will make a work specially for the Willem van der Vorm Galerij. The end result is difficult to predict. An essay by the curator will provide more information. Following the opening, an interview with the artist will be posted on ARTtube.

Tuazon is inspired by the 'built environment'. He describes his work as follows: “My interest in 'outlaw architecture' is in this stubborn insistence that the spaces we're used to aren't sufficient, that the built environment needs to be rebuilt from the bottom up, by hand. I once did a work called ‘White Walls’ which was a passage through a wall. I made the act of walking from one room into another a strange experience, while this is usually very mundane. For the project in Boijmans I want to see how far I can go with this concept.

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The series is made possible by AMMODO. In cooperation with: Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich and Maccarone Gallery, New York.

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