Press Release

FIAF’s new exhibition presents the work of Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou. Through sculpture and multi-media works, Look at yourself in the mirror reflects Tayou’s unique perspective. Drawing on his nomadic origins, the artist proposes a “global village” of images in his work. Tayou combines unconventional materials with ancestral objects. Neon, wood, chalk, and paint are among the materials offered throughout FIAF’s Gallery and lobby. By reimagining popular visual culture, Tayou addresses the complexities of individual and national identity.



International exhibitions

International Archives 2nd half of 2023

Pascale Marthine Tayou, Look at yourself in the mirror

FIAF Gallery, New York (USA)

09.11.2023 - 23.05.2024




FIAF will feature Tayou at its Trophée des Arts Gala 2023, presenting six of his Poupée sculptures at the Plaza Hotel on November 15. The sculptures will then be added to this exhibition at the FIAF Gallery.

Contemporary artist Pascale Martine Tayou (Cameroon, b. 1967) works and lives between Ghent, Belgium and Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Tayou’s career began in the 1990s as he assumed the double name Pascal(e) Martin(e). The addition of feminine endings was a deliberate choice to distance himself from artistic authorship and male/female ascriptions, as well as from specific geographical or cultural origin.

Tayou’s work is not confined to any one medium or set of issues or themes. It mediates between cultures, setting man and nature in ambivalent relations to each other, and is produced in the knowledge that they are social, cultural, and/or political constructions. The work is deliberately mobile, elusive of pre-established schema or heterogeneity, and closely linked to the idea of travel and of coming into contact with what is other to self.

The objects, sculptures, drawings and videos produced by Tayou have a common feature: they dwell upon an individual moving through the world and exploring the issue of the global village. It is within this context that the artist negotiates his African origins and related expectations.

Exhibition 09 November 2023 - 23 May 2024. FIAF Gallery, 22 East 60th Street, 1st Floor - New York, NY 10022 (United States). Hours: Mon–Fri: 9am–8pm, Sat: 9am–5pm, Sun: Closed





Pascale Marthine Tayou, Look at yourself in the mirror, FIAF Gallery, New York, USA

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