Thursday, April 8 through May 11, 2011
First and Second Floor Galleries:
Tania Mouraud: Video Installations, 2001-2011
FREE Public Opening and Performance Friday, April 8 starting at 5:30 PM
With a LIVE performance by Tania at 7 PM!
PAA is pleased to announce our Spring 2011 exhibition, Tania Mouraud: Video Installations, 2001-2011. This exhibition, presented in collaboration with The Slought Foundation and the Kimmel Center as part of the inaugural Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, will feature the work of French video artist Tania Mouraud. The installation consists of images of abandoned places in France, India and Romania, leading to questions about the future of our environment.
About the Artist:
Tania Mouraud, born in Paris in 1942, is a leader in contemporary French Art. The autodidact began as a painter in the early 60s, commenting on the elusive nature of language through color and abstract shapes; since then her work has expanded into many mediums including printmaking, sound installations and photography.
In 1976, Mouraud began teaching at L’Ecole Regionale d’Expression Plastique. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States, including Ad Infinitum (Musée de Beaux-Arts de Nattes, 2009), World Signs I (Kent Institute of Art & Design, 1997), and Garden Shooting (Maison de la Culture, 1986), and permanent installations like La Curée a video installation (Château de Chambord, 2004). Mouraud has contributed to
numerous group exhibitions; most recently she participated in the Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Arts in Ekaterinburg, Russia (National Center for Contemporary Arts, 2010).
Her work consistently challenges viewers with a combination of compelling visuals, shown through projections and televisions, and thoughtful sound installations; bringing the entire experience into the conscious of the viewing space. Mouraud continually explores themes of anxiety and responsibility, using images of abandoned places to question how globalization, and the unstable economic environment, takes a toll on venerable people and cultures.
Check out this video of Tania’s performance.
Admission $5 Students and Seniors $3
Pay as you wish on Fridays
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM