Artist Talk: Tanya MarcuseMonday, March 20, 2023 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm CET/GMT+1
Please join us for an artist talk with Tanya Marcuse, Professor of Photography at Bard College, at the W15 Cafeteria. Bring your lunch or enjoy light refreshments provided at the event.
Tanya Marcuse makes large-scale photographs investigating the imperiled natural world in elaborately constructed tableaux. In 2005, she embarked on a three part, 14 year project – Fruitless | Fallen | Woven –moving from iconic, serial photographs of trees in Fruitless to immersive, allegorical works in Fallen and Woven. Fueled by the Biblical narrative of the fall from Eden, these related projects use increasingly fantastical imagery and more elaborate methods of construction to explore cycles of growth and decay and the dynamic tension between the passage of time and the photographic medium.
Tanya's photographs are in many collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art and the George Eastman Museum. Her books include Undergarments and Armor (Nazraeli Press, 2005), Wax Bodies, (Nazraeli Press, 2012), Fruitless | Fallen | Woven (Radius Press, 2019) and Ink (Fall Line Press (2021). Tanya Marcuse is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Peter S. Reed Grant and MacDowell Fellowships. Tanya is a student of martial arts and boxing to cultivate mental and physical discipline. She teaches at Bard College.