Taus Makhacheva. 4’224,92 cm2 of Degas

Taus Makhacheva. 4’224,92 cm2 of Degas

13.3 — 17.5.2020

Performances, installations and videos by Taus Makhacheva (*1983) often draw on situations recounted, imagined, or based on real-life events she has witnessed. She questions the grand narratives of history and art history, exploring how they are constructed, what they leave out, and their geographical and political biases.

Taus Makhacheva rose to prominence at the 57th Venice Biennale with her 2015 video installation Tightrope, featuring a tightrope walker carrying copies of paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts in her native Dagestan while balancing on a rope. For the Lausanne exhibition, she draws on the MCBA collections to further explore our shifting relationship with the past, culture, and identities.


Taus Makhacheva. 4’224,92 cm2 of Degas

Nicole Schweizer (dir.), Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, 2020 (coll. «Espace Projet», n°1). FR/ENG.

With essays by Uzma Z. Rizvi and Vincent van Velsen