Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (US)    4 November 2022 - 26 March 2023

Hervé Télémaque
A Hopscotch of the Mind

It is the first time a museum in the United States has opened an exhibition on the work of Hervé Télémaque. Following an initial show at the Serpentine Gallery (London, UK) in 2021, Hervé Télémaque: A Hopscotch of the Mind comes to the Aspen Art Museum with a reconceptualised staging from artist Helen Marten. The exhibition includes paintings, objects, collages and assemblages from the late 1950s to present day. Télémaque’s subversive practice, combining archival and contemporary pop cultural references, traces histories and contemporary impact of racism, imperialism and colonialism.

Curators: Joseph Constable, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Helen Marten

Since the late 1950s, Télémaque has created an expansive body of work with a unique and playful visual vocabulary featuring abstract gestures, cartoon-like imagery, and mixed media compositions. He brings together striking combinations of historical and literary references with those of consumer and popular culture.

Incorporating images and experiences from his daily life, his extensive career consistently draws connections between the realms of interior consciousness and social experience, and the complex relationships between image and language. This exhibition brings together works made from the late 1950s until the present day, which highlight the histories and contemporary resonances of racism, imperialism and colonialism by intimating the ways that these structures continue to permeate our lives.

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