Claire Tabouret

1981 · France

Artist biography

Claire Tabouret is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from France, like other well-known artists such as Raphaëlle Ricol, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Mister Luca T, Guillaume Janot, and Marie-Amélie Porcher. Claire Tabouret was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Claire Tabouret is represented by two galleries, which are Night Gallery and Perrotin | New York in the United States. Claire Tabouret most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Almine Rech Gallery | London Grosvenor Hill in the United Kingdom (01 October 2019 until 15 November 2019) with the exhibition Portraits. Claire Tabouret's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Almine Rech Gallery | Paris in France (08 September 2018 - 06 October 2018) with the name I am crying because you are not crying and Galeria Pedro Cera in Portugal (13 September 2018 - 31 October 2018) with the name Mythologies of a Sublime. Claire Tabouret's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called I am crying because you are not crying and took place at Almine Rech Gallery | Paris in France from the 08 September 2018 to 06 October 2018.

Claire Tabouret in private collections

On Artland Claire Tabouret's works can be found in the collection of fuku and Giovanni Springmeier, who for instance also has works by other artists including Thomas Flechtner, Tora Aghabayova, and Farhad Farzali.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and included innovative and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art sphere. Critically praised and leading French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally was a Spanish national who relocated in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Claire Tabouret

Born in 1981, Claire Tabouret was predominantly inspired by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. Many of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most famous member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Claire Tabouret

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