artist / participant
Born in Vancouver in 1975 and a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal and Goldsmiths, University of London, Larissa Fassler has lived and worked in Berlin since 1999. She is interested in the subjective dimension of urban flows, of individual itineraries and solitary routes that constitute the invisible background of the mass statistics in which humanity is inevitably reduced to numerical data. Fassler compiles observations of people, signs, lanes of traffic; she reveals the tensions and dysfunctions as well as the energies crossing parts of the urban space with a high symbolic charge (political, economic and social): Regent Street in London; Place de la Concorde and Les Halles in Paris; Alexanderplatz in Berlin and Kotti, in the Kreuzberg district, one of the most multicultural places in the German capital, mainly inhabited by the Turkish community; to Taksim Square in Istanbul, visited in the spring of 2015.
The exhibition Extracts explores a collection of works produced over the last ten years. It features drawings, prints, notebooks and models giving a striking new view of public places and a sensitive interpretation of the most current urban issues.
This exhibition has been organized in partnership with the Galerie Jérôme Poggi in Paris, the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt and The Deutsche Bank Collection.
Larissa Fassler, Worlds Inside, Galerie Jérôme Poggi, January 29–February 27, 2016 Larissa Fassler/Mirko Martin, Transit: Flows, an exhibition organized by the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt and the Schader-Stiftung at the Galerie der Schader-Stiftung Darmstadt, April 15–September 4, 2016