MONICA BONVICINI
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Monica Bonvicini 

Hang Your Dry, 2019

LED tubes, wire, rubber caps, electric cable,

silver tape, chrome bar, troughed sheets

230 x 232 x 35 cm | 90 x 91 x 14 in

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x_minimal

curated by Friederike Nymphius

​May - October, 2021 Cassina Projects

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

x_minimal

curated by Friederike Nymphius


May 14 - October 2, 2021

ARTISTS

John M Armleder, Monica Bonvicini, Martin Boyce, Valentin Carron, Andrew Dadson, N. Dash, Philippe Decrauzat, Francesco De Prezzo, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Manuel Fois, Liam Gillick, Fernanda Gomes, Francesco João, Tarik Kiswanson, Alicja Kwade, Beth Letain, Meuser, Gerold Miller, Olivier Mosset, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Monika Sosnowska, Blair Thurman, Tatiana Trouvé, Franz Erhard Walther, Heimo Zobernig

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 sculptural installations, for which she is particularly well known, to drawing, photography, and video installations. Her multi-faceted yet rigorously practical, sometimes sarcastic experience, full of historical and socio-political references, the analytical force that characterises her work aimed at questioning the meaning of art-making, the ambiguity of language, the limits and possibilities associated with the ideal of freedom 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 man and woman.

 

1999 Leone d'oro Biennale di Venezia

2005 Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst Berlin

2001, 2005, 2011, 2015 Biennale di Venezia