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Lara Favaretto, Thinking Head, 2017. Generously supported by The Ampersand Foundation. Photo by Emma Lloyd

Lara Favaretto, Thinking Head, 2017. Generously supported by The Ampersand Foundation. Photo by Emma Lloyd

Lara Favaretto, Bulk, 2002.Collection of the artist. Installation view, Project Room Eldorado, Italy, 2002. Photo Ela Bialkowska

Lara Favaretto, Bulk, 2002.Collection of the artist. Installation view, Project Room Eldorado, Italy, 2002. Photo Ela Bialkowska

Wu Tsang, Duilian, 2016

Wu Tsang, Duilian, 2016

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Lara Favaretto & Wu Tsang

Exhibition Opening

19 May 2017

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Join us at the opening of our new Lara Favaretto and Wu Tsang exhibitions followed by live music by Aja and Larry B until 11pm.

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.

Lara Favaretto
'Absolutely Nothing'

Favaretto's exhibition, titled 'Absolutely Nothing', is her largest to date in the UK and will bring together pivotal pieces spanning two decades of her practice, along with recent works and a new major public commission titled Thinking Head (2017), comprising clouds of steam slowly rising from the roof of Nottingham Contemporary. On some days these clouds of vapour will be intense; on others, barely visible. The Italian artist’s work addresses sculpture’s mutability and monumentality, often testing its relationship to time, where 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.”

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Wu Tsang
'Devotional Document'

'Devotional Document' is Wu Tsang's first solo exhibition in the UK. The exhibition will bring together a video and two film installations including Damelo Todo/Odot Olemad (2010/15) which tells the story of Salvadorian teenager named Teódulo Mejía, who came to LA fleeing his country’s civil war. It was filmed in a Los Angeles bar called the Silver Platter which has been a meeting place for several generations of queer and trans communities, often immigrants and political refugees from Central America for over 50 years. Wu's installations, performances, sculptures and videos move fluidly among documentary, activism and fiction, and evoke performative states of impossibility, whether it be through imagined histories, unrecognized languages, or narratives of dispossession.

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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.

Wu Tsang’s exhibition is a collaboration with FACT, Liverpool. A new iteration, will take place at FACT between 19 October 2017  - 18 February 2018, and will include a new commission.

Lara Favaretto's public commission has been funded by Ampersand Foundation. Her exhibition has been supported by the Henry Moore Foundation. 

 

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