Monica Bonvicini: 3612,54 m³ vs 0,05 m³: Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Bonvicini's diverse oeuvre of sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs and videos works is permeated by explorations of space, power, gender and sexuality. Her intervention at the Berlinische Galerie – produced parallel to her contribution to the 15th Istanbul Biennial – investigates the architecture of the museum building, its potential uses and the way it is perceived.
The title of the exhibition refers to the volume of the space itself (3612.54 m³) and to that of the artist (0.05 m³), drawing attention to parallels and discontinuities as well as mining the relationship between space and its contents. The volume of the artist, calculated using her height and weight, stands for each visitor as well.
Over the course of her career, Monica Bonvicini has always explored the complex relationship between physical and social space, its historical, political and economical implications as well as the conditions imposed by institutional exhibition spaces. The presentation in the first exhibition hall of the Berlinische Galerie features two installations. Both investigate the construction of the hall itself and its capacity as an exhibition space, pushing it to the very limits of its function.
Courtesy of the artist
© Monica Bonvicini and VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2022, Photo: Jens Ziehe