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Private view: finding Trouvé

It is hard to describe the work of Tatiana Trouvé. But, as can be seen in her new show, it is exactly what contemporary art should be

By Ben Lewis   November 2010

Objets trouvés: the artist’s drawings are recreated as installations

The South London Gallery’s main space is dominated by two towering spindly structures made from twig-like copper rods. At the top of one perches a small crumpled black parcel-like object. Beside it, tall black zigzags of what looks like electrical cable rise and fall from the floor, like a graph of volatile share movements or a haywire life-support machine. On the walls are some large gloomy drawings, executed mostly in black charcoal on a black ground. In one, an empty garden lounger sits inexplicably in a clearing in a wild landscape.

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