Lara Favaretto en Sharjah

Just Knocked Out. Versión modificada de su exposición, anteriormente en MoMA PS1, 15 dic. 2012 - 6 feb. 2013 en Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah.
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Lara Favaretto: Just Knocked Out (Simplemente noqueada) ofrece el panorama más completo hasta el momento de la obra de la artista. Curada por Peter Eleey, curador de MoMA PS1, y co-organizada por MoMA PS1 y Sharjah Art Foundation, la exposición fue presentada primero en MoMA PS1 en New York, para la cual artista creó una obra nueva que se desplegó a través de todas la galerías. Para su presentación en Sharjah, la artista también ha creado obras nuevas en respuesta a las particularidades del lugar.

Con esta exposición Lara Favaretto retorna a la ciudad de Sharjah, en donde en 2009 fue invitada a participar en la 9ª Bienal de Sharjah. En aquél momento exhibió dos obras, Solo Se Se ll Mago (Sólo si fueras un mago, 2006) y la instalación Simple Couples (2009), una serie de coloridos cepillos de lava-autos emplazados en el patio de Bait Al Shamsi de tal forma que rotaban alegremente.[1].

Just Knocked Out
Del texto del catálogo de Peter Eleey, Curador, MoMA PS1
The playful, celebratory visual language of Lara Favaretto’s art can be misleading. Despite her work’s evident humour, a tragic undercurrent runs throughout the artist’s practice. Numerous pieces are subjected to forces of decay, consumption, and obsolescence, and gradually decompose or exhaust themselves. Though Favaretto represents the eventuality of loss, she also resists it, reusing discarded construction materials, recuperating old paintings and lost luggage, and recycling elements from previous installations as new works.

An ongoing series of temporary interventions that the artist calls ‘momentary monuments’ engages specifically with cultural memory, loosely adopting but also subverting the vernacular of civic sculpture. Beginning with a swamp that she created in Venice to commemorate twenty historical figures who have disappeared, Favaretto also sandbagged a 1896 statue of Dante Alighieri in a public square in Trento, Italy, drawing attention to the futility and impermanence of memorials in general. In a similar spirit, the artist presents here the extensive archive of images that she has collected as source material and inspiration, dispersed within a library of abandoned books.

Much of Favaretto’s work alludes to the casualties of modern life, often referring to the body and the natural environment through mechanical and industrial forms that change and degrade. A platoon of compressed air tanks randomly empties itself, blowing silent party favours in a weak salute; fans constantly recompose a landscape of confetti. These animist machines celebrate their absurdity, taking on lives of their own.

 

Nota:

  1. Lara Favaretto: Simple Couples, fotos de la 9ª Bienal de Sharjah, presentación de Universes in Universe.


Lara Favaretto: Just Knocked Out

MoMA PS1, New York
3 mayo - 10 septiembre 2012

Bait Al Serkal, Arts Area, Sharjah
15 diciembre 2012 - 6 febrero 2013

Curador: Peter Eleey, MoMA PS1

Co-organizada por MoMA PS1
y Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Art Foundation
PO Box 19989
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
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Parcialmente apoyada por:
The Contemporary Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art
The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art

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