The work of two powerful, independent artists, Tatiana Trouvé and Katharina Grosse, is the focus of the next exhibition at Villa Medici, part of the UNE series of exhibitions conceived by the villa's director Muriel Mayette-Holtz and curated by Chiara Parisi.
The colour-illustrated catalogue in Italian, English and French, is divided into two sections, one for Grosse and one for Trouvé, each with their own individual cover. The two parts are both separated and joined by a central section of essays, forming an ideal connection between the two artists’ work. The affinities and dichotomies in the work of Katharina Grosse and Tatiana Trouvé, so similar and yet so different, are adroitly juxtaposed to weave a subtle, seamless whole. Katharina Grosse favours painting, interpreted as a membrane, as her main form of expression and rarely gives her works a title. Tatiana Trouvé delves into the infinite potential and variations of drawing to create striking pieces whose titles are frequently charged with meaning and memories. Grosse relies on the anarchic, unpredictable power of colour; Trouvé channels the surprising seduction of sculpture in transposed contexts.Two apparently antithetic approaches. Yet given the time and the space to interact they find they have more in common than they could have imagined, despite the initial distance that separates them. A joint project in a shared journey viewed from two different perspectives with the potential to create common ground in a new vision. The exhibition opens 2nd February 2018 and ends 29th April 2018 at Villa Medici in Rome.