Favaretto’s exhibition, her largest to date in the UK, will bring together pivotal pieces spanning two decades of her practice, along with recent works and a major public commission. The Italian artist’s work addresses sculpture’s mutability and monumentality, often testing its relationship to time; failure, futility and disappearance become generative processes. As Favaretto has said, “I like to shift from perfection to the fall, to push the work to its tipping point, its limit, to endanger it, to the point of making it yield, jam, collapse.”
Berlin-based artist Wu Tsang’s installations, performances, sculptures and videos move fluidly between documentary and fiction. Titled 'Devotional Document', this exhibition will be the artist’s first solo show in the UK, and brings together two film installations and a video: Duilian (2016), Damelo Todo/Odot Olemad (2010/14), and Shape of a Right Statement (2008). Together these films evoke performative states of impossibility, whether it be through imagined histories, unrecognized languages, or narratives of dispossession.
The exhibition opening is followed by a party until 11pm featuring live music (to be announced soon). You can grab a bite to eat from Cafe.Bar.Contemporary who will be serving a selection of delicious street food. Entry includes a free cocktail on a first come first served basis. Limited availability.
6.30 - 11pm
Galleries open until 9.00pm
Free, booking required.
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Image credit: Wu Tsang, Duilian, 2016. HD-video, color, sound,Duration: 20min loop.Dimensions variable.Courtesy the artist, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin. Commissioned and produced by Spring Workshop. With Co-comissioners Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève für for BIM 2016; ArtHub Asia; Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. With the support of Nottingham Contemporary.
Lara Favaretto's public commission has been funded by Ampersand Foundation. Her exhibition has been supported by the Henry Moore Foundation.