Sarasota, FL – (April 22, 2021) – Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College today announced that the current ‘Janaina Tschäpe: Between the Sky and the Water’exhibition will be open to the public through Sunday, May 2, 2021.
“We encourage our community to experience ‘Between the Sky and the Water’ before the exhibition closes,” said Museum Co-Interim Executive Director Stacey Corley. This visually stunning exhibition, filled with fantastical worlds created by Janaina, has been a welcome and inspirational experience for visitors of all ages.”
This comprehensive mid-career retrospective, the first in the U.S., includes more than 80 pieces from museum and private collections, as well as rarely seen work from the artist’s personal collection, and work created while in residence in Sarasota. The multi-disciplinary exhibition features her work in painting, drawing, sculpture,photography and video, as well as a large-scale site-specific installation in the Tom & Sherry Koski Gallery.
Francesco Clemente captured the essence of Janaina’s work in his interview with the artist for BOMB Magazine when he wrote that “Nature and its ever-shifting colors, shapes, and seasons play a central role in Janaina Tschäpe‘s works. In particular, water often serves as both her subject and her medium—not only for dynamic, large-scale paintings, but also for water-filled, water-bound sculptures and aquatic performances, many of which are staged on the seashores of Brazil. The landscapes Tschäpe conjures in her paintings are as much exterior as they are interior psychic terrains that hold personal recollection as well as collective memory, along with local legends and universal lore. Through fluidity in image, gesture, and process Tschäpe evokes the changeability and impermanence of all life forms, including ourselves.”
“We are following strict COVID protocols in our galleries, Bistro and Shop, to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for all,” said Museum Co-Interim Executive Director David Samec. “Face masks are required, and gallery capacity is limited.”
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 de l’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; and the 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 regard for chronology, or need ofnarrative.
Images from the exhibition and descriptive information are available atwww.sarasotartmuseum.org/janaina-tschape/
This exhibition is made possible, in part, with generous support from Gerald and SondraBiller.
Sarasota Art Museum Mission
The Sarasota Art Museum is a catalyst for appreciation and understanding of the 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 thinkers and 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 former Sarasota 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 theMuseum 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, including a plaza also used for events; a Great Lawn for temporary sculpture, installation, and performance programming; a 110-seat auditorium for educationalevents and performances; Bistro, which serves breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch; and a retail store. Online orders from Bistro and Shop can be made atwww.sarasotartmuseum.org. The Museum Campus also provides state-of-the-artclassrooms and maker spaces for Ringling College’s Continuing Studies program. Itsbeautiful spaces are also available for rent.
Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College Hours and Admission:
The indoor galleries are open 6 days a week:
10am — 5pm: Monday, Wednesday-Saturday
11am — 5pm: Sunday
The Grounds, Shop, Lobby Exhibitions and Bistro and are open 7 days a week:
Grounds, Shop and Lobby Exhibitions:
10am — 5pm: Monday-Saturday
11am — 5pm: Sunday
9am — 3pm: Daily
Museum Members FreeGeneral Admission $15Free GeneralAdmission:
– 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
More information: https://www.sarasotaartmuseum.org/