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Tavares Strachan

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Tavares Strachan: Skepticism Is Spiritual


Tavares Strachan was born in Nassau, Bahamas, and now lives and works between New York City and Nassau. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University. Tavares’s art, reflecting the politics of invisibility and limitation, locates itself in a boundless exploration of space and the physical world. His multi-media installations investigate the cultural dynamics of science, technology, mythology and history.


31 Oct 2021

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Tavares Strachan

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Christopher Bedford talks with Bahamian-born artist Tavares Strachan about his work with scientists at MIT in Cambridge and the Allen Institute in Seattle, the meaning of his compelling new light installation on the BMA’s historic fa\u231\uade, and his ambitious new project for the Carnegie International exhibition in Pittsburgh.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


18 Sep 2018

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#23: Infinity and Beyond with Artist Tavares Strachan

In Other Words

Whether hauling ice from the Arctic, partnering with SpaceX or training as a deep-sea diver, the artist Tavares Strachan works on an ambitious scale—often at the cutting edge of technology. He largely operates beyond the gallery model, instead relying on patrons, partnerships and collaborations to create innovative works of art.  The Bahamian-born artist, who was recently appointed to the MIT and RISD boards, is interested in overlooked or forgotten histories and “operating in a state of play”. His work ranges from multimedia installations to large-scale earthworks and is often an exercise in creative problem solving. Speaking to our host Charlotte Burns, he says: “If there's a way that art can actually affect the way we think about the world, it is forcing us to think about the gray, about where we overlap and how we're actually the same. If we spend more time focusing on that as an exercise, we may be able to move some immovable ideas.”  Transcript: http://www.artagencypartners.com/transcript-tavares-strachan/ “In Other Words” is a presentation of AAP and Sotheby’s, produced by Audiation.fm.


25 Jan 2018