As part of its 50th anniversary, the Canadian Cultural Centre has launched a brand new series of 50 virtual encounters with Canadian artists. In connection with an event, a project or an important theme, the artists introduce themselves to us in their daily space of thought, creation and work. You’ll enjoy an intimate visit, for about thirty minutes, uncut, into the private space of a studio.
As March 8 & Women International Day are coming, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you on March 4 at 8pm for a virtual encounter with Canadian artist Larissa Fassler. The encounter will be held in English with French subtitles, and will be available on our Facebook Page and Youtube Channel.
Paris has a key role in Larissa Fassler’s works on big European public places. A keenobserver of the spaces of circulation and stagnation, of economic and social tensions, of issues of race, gender, identity, precariousness, power, the artist talks here about the way she approached, perceived and decided to represent Place de la Concorde, Gare du Nord and suburban neighborhood in Noisy-le-Sec.
Larissa Fassler was born in Vancouver in 1975. She lives and works in Berlin.
Larissa Fassler’s work evolves from a social and practical approach to architecture. It is constructed out of a mass of topographic tracking, sketches, observations, and feelings that she experiences on site, and that are then synthesised into large graphic compositions, models, and sculptures. Her work is organised in series based upon specific urban sites. She explores the threshold between space, volume, and the ways in which those places are perceived, experienced, and practised.
Larissa Fassler is represented by Galerie Jérôme Poggi in Paris that exhibited her work in 2011, 2016 and just recently in 2021 (Ground Control), in echo to her show Urban Fabrics at La Galerie-Centre d’art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec presented until March 20, 2021. The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester (NH, USA) is also currently presenting the work she did during an artist residency in 2019. Among other venues are : Canadian Cultural Center (2016), Esker Foundation Contemporary Art Gallery in Calgary (2016), EPICENTRE (2015) and SEPTEMBER (2014) in Berlin, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin (2013), Kunstverien Kristansand in Norway ( 2011), Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (2011), Today Art Museum Beijing (2008).
Larissa Fassler’s work is part of several collections: Le Fonds régional d’art contemporain de la région Auvergne (FRAC), le Fonds municipal d’art contemporain de la Ville de Paris (FMAC), Staatliches Museum Schwerin, Deutsche Bank Collection, FPM collection, Berlin, National Library of Quebec, Artist books collection, Montreal, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. (source Galerie Jérôme Poggi).