In 2023 the Athenaeum will present Listeners, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based sculptor Fabienne Lasserre that will be accompanied by a vinyl record, critical writing, and a series of dance performances created in collaboration with choreographer Beth Gill. Listeners provides Lasserre with an opportunity to expand her practice, experiment with ideas of interactivity and performance, and engage with experts in those fields. It will include several of the artist’s large-scale abstract forms that hang, sag, or stand in ways that suggest the presence or absence of the human form. Her most recent work occupies the space between painting and sculpture, with richly hued layers of acrylic painted onto sheets of vinyl that are stretched into stunted crosses, melted parallelograms, and awkward ovals. For the first time, Lasserre will also create a performance featuring these sculptures, exploring the actions of real human bodies within her work.
“Some company recently was interested in buying ‘my aura.’”