Lara Favaretto, Momentary Monument – The Stone, 2017.

Lara Favaretto’s Skulptur Projekte Münster Work Raises $31,400 for Refugees

Artist Lara Favaretto used the sculpture she exhibited in this year’s Skulptur Projekte Münster to raise $31,400 for refugees and those facing deportation in Germany. Contributions were revealed when the work was smashed open after the show ended on October 1.

Favaretto’s Momentary Monument – The Stone is part of a series that comments on the impermanence of monuments. A small slot on the side of the monolithic work allowed it to work as a kind of piggy bank. According to Artnews, on Thursday, October 19, the money was donated to Hilfe für Menschen in Abschiebehaft Büren e.V., a German organization that helps displaced people.

Favaretto has a second work in nearby Marl, Germany, the exhibition’s satellite location. Due to “organizational reasons” this stone will not be demolished until sometime next year.