monica bonvicini’s ‘I do you’ reflects on the traditionally male-dominated power of architecture
‘I do you’ by monica bonvicini
Monica Bonvicini’s sculptural interventions take over and illuminate the Neue Nationalgalerie’s space, redefining the traditionally male-dominated power of architecture.
designboom had the chance to attend the opening at the iconic building designed by Mies van der Rohe, and capture a feminist ...
...appropriation of the space, which Monica has fundamentally changed by means of architectural interventions.
Deliberately kept vague, the title can also be perceived as ‘I want you’, opening up different perspectives for the audience to experience.
A huge mirrored wall wraps the structure, forcing guests to confront themselves and their presence in the space.
While walking on the terrace around the glass hall, visitors can hear the sound piece ‘Retrospective’ (2022), which highlights Bonvicini’s ...
...conceptual use of language: a voice recites numerous titles of artworks that Bonvicini has created over three decades.
In conjunction with other light, film, and sound works, the exhibition conveys Bonvicini’s diversity of media and ...
...her central themes of feminism and architecture, as well as the questioning of the role of the institution.
Monica Bonvicini, Light Me Black, 2009, Ausstellungsansicht Neue Nationalgalerie
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