Jérôme Poggi presents Ground Control, the third exhibition of the French-Canadian artist Larissa Fassler (born in Vancouver in 1975).
While Larissa Fassler is currently benefiting from a major solo exhibition at the Currier Museum in the United States, the gallery and the Centre d’art de Noisy-le-Sec are partnering to present the artist’s recent work. These two exhibitions showcase Larissa Fassler’s extensive work on urban and sociological themes in major cities around the world. Following Larissa Fassler’s residency at the Noisy-le-Sec Art Center in the fall of 2020, the two presentations will integrate new sculptural and graphic works relating to Paris, but also Berlin and New York.
Through careful observation, research and a mix of approaches, Ground Control sheds light on the often unseen issues of control that are at stake in the world’s megacities. While the Mortizplatz works deal with the very physical issues of the control of real estate property, the works on New York and Paris reveal more imperceptible issues : the question of collective memory and that of
The exhibition at the gallery takes place only a few months before the publication of an important 300-page monograph of the artist at DISTANZ Verlag. This book will offer a retrospective of Larissa Fassler’s twelve series of works, and will include texts from several disciplinary fields (urban planning, geography, sociology) that will illuminate Fassler’s work and the question of cities in relation to contemporary issues.