Thursday, 9 August 2012

Momentary Monument IV (Kassel)

Lara Favaretto's contribution, Momentary Monument IV, to dOCUMENTA (13) consists of two parts: one in Kassel and the other in Kabul Afghanistan, both cities having previously been decimated by a war.  Favaretto's installations deal with destruction and reconstruction.  The "heavy-weight" installation in Kassel started with metallic material retrieved from landfill/recycling centres that was randomly dumped in a disused open space behind the main train station.  Several elements were then removed from the pile and installed in a nearby exhibition space.  The powerful contrast between destruction and reconstruction was a loud statement.  However, what was once a wound, perhaps, is never healed, even in a sanitized white room.

Favaretto at Kassel Hauptbahnhof, 2012:

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