I Do You

Gesellschaft – Macht – Architektur

Monica Bonvicini (b. Venice, 1965; lives and works in Berlin) engages with the manifestations of existing gender relations and social orders within the aesthetics and architectures of the public and private spheres. Reflections on these power structures serve as the basis for her immersive and often provocative works. Her internationally renowned work has won numerous awards, including the Golden Lion at the Biennale di Venezia (1999), the National Gallery Prize for Young Art of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (2005) and the Oskar-Kokoschka-Preis (2020). It oscillates between a language inspired by commercial objects and an aesthetic of cool elegance borrowed from minimalism.

In 2022/23, the Neue Nationalgalerie is dedicating a solo exhibition to the artist in the glass hall of Mies van der Rohe’s iconic museum building. Bonvicini fundamentally transforms the exhibition space with a major architectural intervention in line with the feminist tradition of appropriation. Through her playful irony and multiple historical, political, and social references, the artist opens up a new experience of the building.

The exhibition publication includes installation views and illustrations of works, an introduction by the curators Irina Hiebert Grun and Joachim Jäger as well as essays by David Adjaye, Diedrich Diederichsen and Dario Gamboni.
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