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Tavares Strachan in the Venice Art Biennale 2013
The artist Tavares Strachan represents The Bahamas in the nation's inaugural pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition -- La Biennale di Venezia 2013. Curated by Jean Crutchfield and Robert Hobbs, Tavares Strachan conceived an immersive installation that includes different media, such as neon signs, video, sculpture, and painting, and surrounds the viewer by documentation of a reenactment of a historic narrative: the 1909 polar expedition of Robert Peary and Matthew Alexander Henson. This video provides you with an exhibition walkthrough and a short interview with Tavares Strachan.
As part of his ongoing “Orthostatic Tolerance” project, which refers to the stress experienced by astronauts and divers from changes in atmospheric pressure, Tavares Strachan participated in training exercises at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. His black-and-white images, on view at Grand Arts in Kansas City, have a clinical but magical and rather sinister feel, the result of lighting and a wide-angle format.
Part of a special feature on the 2013 Venice Biennale, this article discusses the Bahamas' contribution - that of New York-based artist Tavares Strachan, whose video installation focuses on themes of travel, invisibility, and language, with particular reference to Matthew Henson, an explorer who joined Robert Peary's 1909 expedition to the North Pole.