Oscar Tuazon

What we need

A short journey with the camera through Oscar Tuazon's works in our exhibition, commented by the artist himself. Film from Roman Schauerte Clip from Roman Schauerte

Media guide on the exhibition and its interweaving with the exhibition “To Need and To Have. View of the collection #6”

Oscar Tuazon’s (*1975) artistic practice is guided by intuitive choices and processual work. The US artist works with natural and industrial materials to create objects, structures and installations that can be used, occupied or otherwise engaged by viewers. His works are rooted in minimalism, conceptual art, 20th century architectural history, and the technique of do-it-yourself and bricolage, in which artworks are constructed from materials available in the environment. His works are thus closely related to the social and physical space surrounding them and to the audience, which becomes an active part of many works and processes.

Together with Bergen Kunsthall and Kunst Museum Winterthur, Kunsthalle Bielefeld presents a trio of exhibitions that approach Oscar Tuazon’s work in different ways. The three individual projects form an overarching unity and thus provide a multifaceted overview of Tuazon’s artistic oeuvre. The Kunsthalle will show a cross-section of Tuazon’s work from the last ten years to the present day and thematically address questions about artistic and social existential needs: What is absolutely necessary, indispensable and systemically relevant? What are our essential needs?

“Oscar Tuazon. What we need” is, after “Aurel Dahlgrün. Summit” the second epilogue to the exhibition “Following the Water” (2022), which concludes the project.