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Tania Mouraud: A Collection
August 29—October 29, 2000
For more information or visuals, contact Stacey Atchley, 562.985.5761

The University Art Museum is located in the North Campus Center on the campus of California State University, Long Beach
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It is with great pleasure that the University Art Museum welcomes influential French artist Tania Mouraud on the occasion of her solo exhibition, Tania Mouraud: A Collection. Although Mouraud has been an important figure in the French art world for the past three decades, her work is little known in the United States.

Throughout her career, Mouraud has explored the relationship between language, space, and imagery. She incorporates the written word, photography, and video imagery into large, site-specific installations that reveal the breadth of the contemporary world. Mouraud’s art often includes elements that are inspired by the exhibition site, as well as aspects of daily life.

The UAM has invited Mouraud to create a new site-specific installation that will highlight the museum’s permanent collection and commemorate 25 years of collecting contemporary art. Mouraud’s installation, entitled A Collection, is a delicately layered examination of language and meaning. Thousands of sheets of recycled paper, in muted shades of pale green, pink, blue, and yellow, will be pasted in overlapping layers, covering the entire wall space of the gallery, from floor to ceiling and corner to corner. Mouraud will print on each of the colored sheets the title of a work in the museum’s collection. While the phrases and words will be vaguely familiar to those who are acquainted with the UAM’s permanent collection, for others, the elusiveness of the text will draw them into the work through curiosity and intrigue.

On Saturday, September 23rd, Tania Mouraud will participate as a panel member in Contemporary Discovery: Consequences of the New, a full-day symposium organized by the UAM and featuring artists and educators from across the country. Mouraud will deliver a special lecture about her work and discuss its relation to her experiences as a veteran art school professor in France.

There will be two UAM@noon programs related to the exhibition. On Tuesday, September 19th at 12:15 pm, there will be an informal gallery talk, and on Tuesday, October 10th at 12:15 pm, a musical ensemble will perform. The public is welcome to bring a lunch and enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks.

There will be a public reception for the artist in the UAM galleries on Friday, September 22nd from 7—9 pm.

Exhibition sponsors include Étant Donnés: The French-American Endowment for Contemporary Art.

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