Pascale Marthine Tayou, view of “Boomerang,” 2015.

Pascale Marthine Tayou


Serpentine Sackler Gallery

“Boomerang,” Pascale Marthine Tayou’s first solo exhibition in Lon­don, was a hit on many levels and a crowd pleaser for all ages. His engrossing multimedia works created a circular flow within the square space of the gallery, transforming it into a unified, site-specific installation. “Boomerang” insisted on a new vocabulary for art, even as it slyly subverted the art marketing system. Presented as artifacts from a journey taken by an acute artist/observer, Tayou’s images and objects of environmental devastation accompanied by handwritten captions extended the subjective experience of colonialism into an objective phenomenology of destruction. …see the entire review in the print version of November’s Sculpture magazine.