The 2019 edition of the Talks gathered together artists, curators and collectors to discuss a variety of different topics such as the crossovers between politics and art, the socialization of private institutions and collections, precarity and resistance and the preservation of cultural heritage.
In this conversation, Taus Makhacheva (Artist, Moscow) talked about her work with Carles Guerra (Director, Fundació Antoni Tàpies), analyzing the multiple layers that conform her creative practice. Having grown up in Moscow with cultural origins in the Caucasus region of Dagestan, her projects are informed by this personal connection with the co-existing worlds of pre and post Sovietisation. Oftentimes humorous, her works attempt to test the resilience of images, objects and bodies in today’s world. In most of her performance-based works, she analyzes “the body as a supporting structure”, repeatedly challenged in off-limits situations. She often conducts collaborative projects and her body-driven practice leads her to physical challenges.
At the LOOP Fair 2019 she presented her 2017’s video Badia, with narrative projects (London).