Taus Makhacheva, ‘SKETCHES FROM NATURE’, 2017, Shaltai Editions
Taus Makhacheva, ‘SKETCHES FROM NATURE’, 2017, Shaltai Editions
Taus Makhacheva, ‘SKETCHES FROM NATURE’, 2017, Shaltai Editions
Taus Makhacheva, ‘SKETCHES FROM NATURE’, 2017, Shaltai Editions
Taus Makhacheva, ‘SKETCHES FROM NATURE’, 2017, Shaltai Editions
Taus Makhacheva, ‘SKETCHES FROM NATURE’, 2017, Shaltai Editions
Taus Makhacheva, ‘SKETCHES FROM NATURE’, 2017, Shaltai Editions
Taus Makhacheva, ‘SKETCHES FROM NATURE’, 2017, Shaltai Editions
Taus Makhacheva, ‘SKETCHES FROM NATURE’, 2017, Shaltai Editions

‘Sketsches from Nature’ is that underlining, those footnotes and exclamation marks, which enabled the reader to make a book his own. These are notes about nature, about the environment and about the body of an artist as well as our collective body.
This project started with questions about how one can free his/her body from the desire to absorb and reflect on today’s practices of fasting. The artist started her research part by testing on her own body various methods of detoxification. As a result were presented notes collected over the past few months, one of them can fill your stomach with marmalade made following the recipe from the “Cookbook for the Hungry” written by Natalia Borisovna Severova in 1911. The recipes and the philosophy of this publication are so modern that it seems that they went through this very same jelly space wormhole (1) accomplishing time travel, something that is possible only on a theoretical level. Another note can warm you up with therapeutic blue warm reminding of the blue lamp, which almost everyone had in their homes, and of the compulsory sunbathing when staying in a health resort (2).The next note is an attempt to create a space of presence within your own body through ASMR(3) audio.
Some notes are presented in the form of objects, some emit light and others absorb and imprison light. Black and white space holes, that connection that gives us the opportunity to see a new historical perspective.

(1) A hypothetical topological characteristic of space-time, representing in each moment of time the "tunnel" in space
(2) The Constitution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, article 119,The citizens of the USSR have the right to take a rest
(3) Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

‘Sketsches from Nature’ includes:

Shape for marmelade "space wormhole".
Therapeutic blue LED lamp.
ASMR audio.
Cookbook for the Hungry, 1911, N.B. Severova.

Cosmoscow International Art Fair 2017

About Taus Makhacheva

b. 1983, based in Makhachkala, Dagestan

Solo Shows

2017
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 
Moscow, Russia,
Cloud Caught on a Mountain
2017
Leo Xu Projects, 
Shanghai, China,
Taus Makhacheva: Second World, Third Attempt
2015
Uppsala Konstmuseum, 
Uppsala, Sweden,
(In)sidenotes
2014
GfZK Museum of Contemporary Art, 
Leipzig, Germany,
A Walk, A Dance, A Ritual,
2014
artSumer Gallery, 
Istanbul, Turkey,
Dagestan. Not for Sale
2013
The Mews Project, 
London, United Kingdom,
On Historical Ideals of Labour in the Country that Conquered Space
2013
Kalmar Konstmuseum, 
Kalmar, Sweden,
The Process of Instance of Breaking Open
2013
Republic of Dagestan Union of Artists Exhibition Hall, 
Makhachkala, Dagestan Republic, Russia,
Story Demands to be Continued
2013
Raf projects, 
Tehran, Iran,
What? Whose? Why?
2012
LJMU Copperas Hill Building, 
Liverpool, United Kingdom,
7th Liverpool Biennial: City States, Topography of Masculinity
2012
Paperworks Gallery, 
Moscow, Russia,
Let Me Be Part of a Narrative
2011
Laura Bulian Gallery, 
Milan, Italy,
Affirmative Action (mimesis)
2010
Panopticon Inutero, 
Moscow, Russia,
Affirmative Actions

Group Shows

2016
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