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May 2021 the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary are presenting an exhibition on the Swiss artist Claudia Comte (born 1983). It will bring together a series of sculptures carved with a chainsaw that have been specially commissioned for this event. The artist found the wood from endemic species during her residency at the interdisciplinary and collaborative programme offered by TBA21-Academy and Alligator Head Foundation at their space in Port Antonio (Jamaica).
The works are divided into two groups, the first inspired by coral formations and the second by abstract forms. The first group takes its starting point from the damage being inflicted on coral reefs and aims to express the artist’s concern for the preservation of the oceans. The second group is a continuation of Sculpture Objects, a larger and significant project that Comte began in 2012. It comprises vaguely recognisable figures that refer to works from the modern tradition in a random, humorous way. The installation is completed with mural paintings and a selection of sounds compiled by the musician Egon Elliut and the artist in the waters and forests of Jamaica.