Tatiana Blass: Electrical Room
July 16–September 29, 2013
Brazilian artist Tatiana Blass will present new work opening during the inaugural week of the 2013 Biennial of the Americas. For her first solo exhibition in the United States, Blass will create a new, site-specific installation for MCA Denver. Titled Electrical Room, the installation will occupy both the Congdon Family Gallery and the Logan Promenade. Hundreds of cords and plugs will wind through the Congdon Family Gallery, creating a tangled web of material. The cords will all come together at a fixed point on one wall, penetrating the wall and seeming to provide power to a dense installation of audio-visual equipment in the adjacent gallery. Piled in a seemingly haphazard manner, the screens and monitors nonetheless feature video and sound in such a way that, collectively, all the elements compose a single narrative.
Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams, Tatiana Blass: Electrical Room will be presented in the Vicki and Kent Logan Promenade and the Congdon Family Gallery from July 16 through September 29, 2013. The exhibition is sponsored in part by MCA Denver Director's Vision Society members Nina & Min Sohn. Tatiana Blass was born in 1979 in São Paulo, Brazil, where she continues to live and work.
image: Tatiana Blass. Electrical Room, 2013. Video installation: wires, outlets and audiovisual equipment, dimensions variable. Courtesy Galeria Millah, São Paulo.