Lecture | Janaina Tschäpe | Contingent Space: Myth, Fantasy, and Time

Janaina Tschäpe
Dragoon Moon II
From the series Dragoons, 2008
Ed of 6
40 x 50 in

Art Comments is delighted to invite everyone to a lecture presented by contemporary artist Janaina Tschäpe, 'Contingent Space: Myth, Fantasy, and Time,' this Friday, September 25, at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Since 1997, Janaina Tschäpe has employed the female body as her muse, creating universes of polymorphous landscapes, embryonic forms and ambiguous characters. Tschäpe’s drawings, photographs, films and installations seek to give form to the trance of art making, portraying not a dream world, but the sensation of being in one.

Pertaining to the work of the New York based Brazilian and German artist, Frieze aptly wrote, "Janaina Tschäpe shares her forename with a Brazilian water goddess, and, not coincidentally, her photographs and performances-to-video feature sumptuously organic, watery, distorted female figure." Janaina Tschäpe deftly exploits and subverts notions of identity and reality in her work, often referencing primitive beauty, hybridity, and alterity which at times confront, embrace, and recasts the envelopment of nature and abjection.

Janaina Tschäpe will give a presentation concerning her œuvre, sharing some of her photographs and performance-to-video pieces with the audience followed by a conversation with Peter Duhon (Director of Programming, ATOA, and Art Comments), and a Q&A session with the audience.

Janaina Tschäpe is represented by Galerie Catherine Bastide (Brussels Belgium), Galeria Fortes Vilaca (São Paulo Brasil), and Sikkema Jenkins & Co (NY, New York).

Janaina Tschäpe is also participating in the ICP Triennial this year in New York.

Janaina Tschäpe | Contingent Space: Myth, Fantasy, and Time
7pm - 9pm September 25th, 2009
The School of Visual Arts (SVA), 209 East 23rd Street (between 2nd and 3rd avenue), NYC, in the Amphitheater

Click here for directions

Janaina Tschäpe's website.

$7 Suggested donation for general public.
$3 Artists and students, free for SVA students and faculty.

Discussion is organized by the New York based non-profit Artists Talk On Art. Art Comments is a signifying, discursive practice that functions internationally as an apparatus within the realm commonly referred to as the contemporary art world.