Artwork Details

  • Artist Lara Favaretto
  • Title Ichi
  • Date 2012
  • Medium Iron scaffolding pipes, wool
  • Dimensions 4.25 X 350 X 514.25 cm
  • Credit Commissioned and produced by Sharjah Art Foundation
Ichi Image


This new site-specific work first presented for the Sharjah exhibition Lara Favaretto: Just Knocked Out organised by MoMA PS1 Curator Peter Eleey, and co-organised by MoMA PS1 and Sharjah Art Foundation in 2012, compromises of 121 iron scaffolding pipes from Sharjah, one of which created by a Syrian weaver in the city is completely covered in red wool thread. Although Favaretto represents the eventuality of loss in her work, she also resists it through reusing discarded construction materials, recuperating old paintings and lost luggage, and recycling elements from previous installations as new works.



Favaretto, Lara

Italian Artist Lara Favaretto provokes and engages her audiences with work that is both playful and celebratory while paradoxically evoking the inevitability of failure and decay.