Sarasota, FL – (April 12, 2021) – The Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College has been honored to present the Janaina Tschäpe video series in coordination with the Museum’s current exhibition, Janaina Tschäpe: Betweenthe Sky and the Water, on view until May 2.
The series debuted March 13 and will culminate April 17 and 18. Each day will feature a unique sampling of Tschäpe’s video works created from 2000-2014. The presentation will commence at the bottom of every hour and will be limited to twenty persons per viewing time on a first-come, first-served basis. Theviewing is included with Museum Admission.
About Janaina Tschäpe
Janaina Tschäpe was born in 1973 in Munich, Germany and was raised in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Hochschule für Bilende Künste, Hamburg and her Masters in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Tschäpe’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout the world, including New York, Tokyo, Saõ Paulo,London, Madrid, Switzerland, Berlin, and most recently at the Musée del’Orangerie in Paris.
Her work can be found in important public and private collections including Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Museo de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; andthe Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, among others.
Tschäpe lives and works in New York and Brazil.
About the Exhibition
Between the Sky and the Water is a mid-career retrospective of Janaina Tschäpe. Tschäpe’s wide-ranging oeuvre is visually connected by a lexicon of forms that array across a variety of media—painting, drawing, installation,sculpture, photography, video, and performance. These varied articulations of her core concepts comprise a holistic cosmology, a gesamtkunstwerk (a total work of art), a grand evolutionary opera where each piece plays a supporting role, subsumed by the totality of the body. Recurring themes persist—Kafkaesque metamorphosis and transformation, a feminist resistance to the perpetual policing of the female body, a collapsing of scale undifferentiating the grand cosmos from the infinitesimal cellular, an excavation of the nature of landscape—but always, most importantly, is an exploration of painting as away of understanding the world.
Travelling from deep sea to land to space, the terrain is constantly shifting and yet the same, like a creature tropically and symbiotically adapting to whatever environment they find themselves inhabiting. Atmospherically sliding between the figurative and the abstract, the work invites your eye to travel, free of regardfor chronology, or need of narrative.
This exhibition is made possible, in part, with generous support from Gerald and Sondra Biller.
Sarasota Art Museum Mission
The Sarasota Art Museum is a catalyst for appreciation and understanding ofthe art of our time. As a platform for exposure, education, and experimentation, the Museum inspires new ideas and new ways of being through an endless rotation of transformative, relevant, and pioneering exhibitions and programs designed to elevate and empower all by cultivating discerning visual thinkersand ethical citizens.
About the Museum
A contemporary kunsthalle operating under the parent institution of Ringling College of Art + Design, the Sarasota Art Museum anchors the Ringling College Museum Campus in Downtown Sarasota (1001 S Tamiami Trail). The Ringling College Museum Campus is also home to the College’s Continuing Studies program, comprised of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Ringling College and the non-credit Studio and Digital Arts program. Taking over the formerSarasota High School — a 60,000 square-foot 1926 Collegiate Gothic structure designed by M. Leo Elliott — and a 20,000 square-foot building by Paul Rudolph through a 99-year lease, the adaptive reuse project was led by Lawson Group Architects with Terence Riley, principal of K/R, as the Museum design architect.
The Sarasota Art Museum has 15,000 square feet of dedicated exhibition space; numerous areas dedicated to site-specific and site-responsive art installations; a plaza court featuring sculpture; a Great Lawn for temporary sculpture, installation, and performance programming; a 110-seat auditoriumfor educational events and performances; a café; and a retail store. The
Museum Campus also provides state-of-the-art classrooms and making spaces for Ringling’s Continuing Studies program. Its beautiful spaces are also availablefor rent.
Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College Hours and Admission:
10 am to 5 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 11 am to 5 pm Sunday
Galleries are closed Tuesdays, Museum Shop and Grounds are open 10 am to 5pm.
Museum MembersFreeGeneral Admission $15 FreeGeneralAdmission:
– Cross College Alliance Students with ID
– Public and Life Safety officers with ID
– Veterans and Active Military with ID
– Under 17 accompanied by adult
– Ringling College Students, Faculty and Staff