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Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

ICA Speaks: Claire Tabouret

In celebration of the opening of “Au Bois d’Amour” at ICA Miami, Alex Gartenfeld, Irma and Norman Braman Artistic Director, will be in discussion with artist Claire Tabouret. The conversation will center on Tabouret’s new work, created for this exhibition, as well as her interest in art history and engagement with the medium of painting.

Across two galleries on ICA Miami’s ground floor, “Claire Tabouret: Au Bois d’Amour” showcases several “Fluff” paintings, a set of monoprints, and a unique, artist-designed rug. The exhibition was specifically inspired by the qualities of immersive depth and materiality in Édouard Vuillard’s 1899 monumental, tapestry-like painting First Fruits, as well as by the work of Les Nabis, a group of late post-Impressionist artists known for their stylized, decorative depictions of nineteenth-century Art Nouveau interiors and verdant landscapes. With “Au Bois d’Amour,” Tabouret experiments with light, design, and materiality to engage a modernist tradition challenging the boundaries of art and decoration.

Claire Tabouret (b. 1981, Pertuis, France) has had recent solo exhibitions at Palazzo Cavanis, a collateral event of the 59th Venice Biennale; Musée Picasso, Paris; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen; HAB Galerie, Nantes; Collection Lambert, Avignon; YUZ Museum, Shanghai; Almine Rech, Paris; Perrotin, Tokyo; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; as well as a two-person exhibition with Yoko Ono at Villa Medici, Rome. Recent group exhibitions include the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Columbus Museum of Art; and Bourse de Commerce, Paris; among others. Her work has been acquired by major collections and is notably part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Dallas Museum of Art; Columbus Museum of Art; Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; Pinault Collection, Paris; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and the YUZ Museum; among others. She lives and works in Los Angeles.