With a strong awareness for present themes related to architecture, gender differences, sexuality, space, power, and their interconnections, Monica Bonvincini uses a variety of media from drawing to photography, video installations and sculptural installations, for which she is particularly well known. Her multi-faceted yet rigorously practical, sometimes sarcastic experience, full of historical and socio-political references, and the analytical force that characterises her work, aim at questioning the meaning of art-making, the ambiguity of language, the limits and possibilities associated with the ideal of freedom, all of which are the recurring schemes in the poetics of Monica Bonvicini.
Bonvicini's works often relate to the material realities of popular culture, architecture, modernism, and art history. She seeks to perform critical gestures - investigate, assess, discuss, disclose, mock, and point to vulnerable and flawed parts of our society. Her art practice is an unruly response to discrimination, bigotry, and misogyny that she picks up in everyday situations and happenings surrounding us. Hang your dry draws on widely distributed and accepted images of the role of women in society and class. The employed material rubber and aluminium connects to ms practices which play a key role in the abuse of power in the relation between men and women.
1999 Leone d'oro, Biennale di Venezia
2005 Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge, Kunst Berlin
2001, 2005, 2011, 2015 Biennale di Venezia
x_minimal | curated by Friederike Nymphius14 May - 2 Oct 2021x_minimal (across minimal) is a cross over survey of minimalistic tendencies from the late 70es until today. Each of the selected artists has developed a signature style, which distinguishes his work as an independent artistic position. Despite all differences between the single artists in terms of media, form of expression...