Maya Rochat’s ‘Living in a Painting’ performance at Tate Modern is included in the Swiss Cultural Fund UK Annual Review 2018.
Maya Rochat will present her performance work ‘Living in a Painting’ at The Tanks at Tate Modern, to coincide with her being featured in Tate Modern’s current exhibition ‘Shape of Light’.
Further information and to book tickets here.
The exhibition ‘SHAPE OF LIGHT: 100 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND ABSTRACT ART’ runs until 14 October 2018. Further information here.
Maya Rochat will be presented in ‘DOJO’ a group exhibition including works by Yves Klein among other contemporary positions at Le Commun, Geneva, opening 12 July and runs until 19 August 2018. Read more here.
“Maya Rochat’s art is meant to be experienced, not just seen. In her work, she challenges the traditional notion and medium of photography by creating ephemeral, transient installations that come alive through the use of space and light. Nature is one of her main inspirations; she celebrates its fluidity and ever-changing states by playing with the chemical processes of image-making, taking a cue from the surroundings to create truly immersive pieces of art—pieces that can even be worn, as she demonstrates herself. We find out more about how she came to love photography, and later, completely reimagine it.”
Maya Rochat interview in DISINI, Read more here.
Review of Shape of Light at Tate Modern featuring Maya Rochat is now live. Read more here.
“Almost for the first time, we find some colour, with Maya Rochat’s brightly engaging The Rock Is A River exhibited alongside genuinely innovative uses of monochrome photographic processes by contemporary artists such as Antony Cairns and Daisuke Yokota.”
Anna Souter reviews Shape of Light at Tate Modern featuring Maya Rochat. Read more here.
“The final room is given over to contemporary abstraction and, perhaps inevitably, reflects the dilemma of current photographic practice in our profligate image culture. Both Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, in their differing ways, subject their images to intense, almost destructive, transformative techniques using chemicals, heat, paint and, in Daisuke’s case, constant rephotographing, reprinting and rescanning. The visceral nature of their approach both degrades and heightens the photographic image and, by extension, the very idea of photography as a recording medium. The end results are images that are, among other things, traces of a process that is akin to improvisational music insofar as it allows, even thrives on, spontaneity and accident.”
Sean O Hagan has reviewed ‘Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’ at Tate Modern featuring Maya Rochat in The Guardian. Read more here.
Work from Maya Rochat’s ‘A Rock Is A River’ series is being shown in ‘The Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’ from 30 April at London’s Tate Modern. The first major exhibition to explore the relationship between photography and abstract art, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. Read more here.