Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7 pm
With Valérie Favre (artist, Berlin) and Marius Babias (n.b.k. director)
Born in Switzerland, Valérie Favre lived in Paris until 1998. Since 2006, she is a professor at the University of Arts Berlin and is considered as one of the most important painters of France. In 2012 she was nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp. Favre's approach ranges between figuration and abstraction and explores the possibilities of contemporary painting in awareness of their art historical development. Her paintings are an expression of work on the concept of painting and draft a new perspective of the narrative and of conceptu-ality. With her reduced color scheme and technique Favre knows how to deliberately make the contrasts, contradictions, and the seemingly ineducible, legible in the narrative world of the post-democratic era. Most recently her works have been showed at Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art (2012); K21, Dusseldorf (2010); Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine (2010); Museum of Art Lucerne (2010 ); Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin (2009); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2009); Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (2006); Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2006) and others.