press release

As part of the second Estuaire festival, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes has invited Tania Mouraud to present a work in the Chapelle de l'Oratoire.

Pursuing the video investigations of the last few years and their focus on the animal world – The Quarry (2003), Façade (2006), Roaming (2008) – in 2007 Tania Mouraud set off to film migrating grey whales in the lagoons of Baja, in Mexico. Every year some two thousand of these whales come here to reproduce, before continuing on to Alaska in April with their young. Drawing inspiration from the Maritime history of Nantes, the artist has used her images to create a new video installation to be shown in the Chapel choir, together with a wrecked boat and a soundwork using on-site recordings. Ad Infinitum expresses life's power, but also its fragility and mystery.

Tania Mouraud - Ad Infinitum 5 June - 30 August 2009 Estuaire Nantes Saint Nazaire 2009 Chapelle de l'Oratoire Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes Curators: Blandine Chavanne, director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, and Alice Fleury, contemporary art coordinator.

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Tania Mouraud - Ad Infinitum
Kuratoren: Blandine Chavanne, Alice Fleury