Germany - Exhibition

Need or No Need

Kunsthalle Mainz

14 Dec 201817 Feb 2019

The exhibition marks the first individual one of Italian Lara Favaretto in Germany. The artist develops objects, installations and situations deeply influenced by the aesthetic principles of Arte Povera. Her pieces result from the gradual assembling of objects, materials and colours in unusual arrangements, which play with contrasts such as hard and soft, heavy and light, found and created, among others. Favaretto mixes poor materials used in everyday life like wood, metal and concrete, with precious and vibrant ones. Her works clearly express the processes behind them: Favaretto, in fact, is used to stress materials and experiment with them, highlighting in her pieces the steps of collection, remembering, transformation and decay which they undergo during their creation.

  • Lara Favaretto, Lara Favaretto, "Snatching", 2013, Installation View Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA, 2013, Photo Credit David Regen, Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy.

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Special Events

Destination: Germany
Where: Kunsthalle Mainz
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Exhibition Opening

Destination: Germany
Where: Kunsthalle Mainz
Type: Talk

ShortCuts#6 with guest speaker Prof. Dr. Marc Siegel
Yael Bartana, Mary Koszmary/ Nightmares, 2007
Roee Rosen, Two Women and a Man, 2005
Dara Birnbaum, Technology Transformation: Wonder Woman, 1978/79
Zach Blas, Jubilee 2033, 2018

Destination: Germany
Where: Kunsthalle Mainz
Type: Film Screening

Fade into You: Video Screening Series

Contacts & Details

tue, thu, fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm; sat, sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm



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Kunsthalle Mainz, Am Zollhafen 3-5 Mainz, 55118 Germany