Please join us for a talk by Larissa Fassler, the first artist to be awarded a residency in the New Hampshire Institute of Art and Currier Museum’s shared artist-in-residence program! This new program was launched with the goal of opening our doors to the public in new ways. We set out to find an artist who could illuminate the literal space (a half mile of complex urban landscape) between the two institutions. Fassler has a long history of engaging with place in order to explore implicit tensions and to make them newly visible. She will spend 2-months in residence in Manchester, doing research and developing studio work. Her first public presentation will be at NHIA.
Fassler’s practice investigates, documents, and critiques the public spaces of cities in an attempt to understand and make visible how these spaces impact people psychologically and physically.
While she uses the media of architectural representation to reflect these places, her work differs fundamentally from conventions, forms of documentation, and methods used by architects and urban planners. She employs her own subjective systems to survey public spaces by walking their edges, counting her steps, recording her corporeal experience, and spending hundreds of hours collecting detailed observations. In her talk, “Walking in Place,” Fassler will discuss a number of her past projects and will share insights into the beginnings of her Manchester exploration.
Biography Larissa Fassler (b.1975, Vancouver, Canada) has lived and worked in Berlin since 1999. She obtained her BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MFA from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. Her work has recently been exhibited in MAC International in Belfast (2018); the 11th São Paulo Architecture Biennial (2017); at the MAAT — Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon (2017) and at the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris (2016). Critical reviews and feature articles on her work have been published in Canadian Art, Uncube Magazine, La République de l’Art, Artpress, the Deutsche Bank ArtMag and Artforum.