Just Knocked Out. A site-specific installation. Balanced between aspiration and failure, the artist enacts a conflicted kind of freedom, an illusion of autonomy and control where finally neither may exist.
Curated by Peter Eleey
Lara Favaretto: Just Knocked Out provides the most complete overview of Lara Favaretto’s (b. 1973, Treviso, Italy) work to date. Curated by Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1, and co-organised by MoMA PS1 and Sharjah Art Foundation, this exhibition is not conceived as a conventional survey. It was first presented at MoMA PS1 in New York, for which the artist created one new piece, a site-specific installation that extended through all of the galleries.
The artist will also be creating an original work for her Sharjah presentation, which can be seen in Bait Al Serkal, Arts Area from the 15th of December.
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. In both her installations and individual works, the artist repeatedly reminds us of the choices we make, and of those that are made for us. Balanced between aspiration and failure, she enacts a conflicted kind of freedom, an illusion of autonomy and control where finally neither may exist.
The exhibition is supported in part by The Contemporary Arts Council of the Museum of Modern Art and The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.
Opening: 15 December 2012
Sharjah Art Museum
Burj Avenue, Sharjah
Saturday - Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 4pm - 8pm