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Pascale Marthine Tayou

Born, 1967 in Yaoundé, Cameroon

From the archived Documenta 11 website : www.documenta12.de//archiv/d11/data/english/index.html

“The signature site-specific installations of Pascale Marthine Tayou include dense labyrinths of city detritus, graffiti, and diagrammatic drawings, all arranged in dynamic and chaotic improvisational compositions of a diaristic and absurdist logic. The accumulation, a product of Tayou’s obsessive gesture of collecting paraphernalia of his personal history, particularly tracing his history of travel, performs as a kind of altar to memory and migration. In this body of urban-scape installations, Tayou employs debris to illustrate that culture is both collectible and dispensable.”

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