Cosima von Bonin: Who's Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?

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Sep 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017


New York City, NY

A collaboration between SculptureCenter and Glasgow International, this exhibition of the work of Cosima von Bonin examines the German artist's fascination with the sea. 

Commonly evoked in her works, but rarely made explicit, the ocean is an organizing thematic. A mysterious underworld with its beaches populated by sun-seeking vacationers, these two opposing sides of the sea—as sun-filled and leisurely in contrast to the dark, deep, and unknown—operate as a metaphor in much of von Bonin's work. 

Manifested through sculptures of creatures like lobsters and sharks, as well as large bikinis and lifeguard stands, the exhibition investigates this thread through von Bonin's work. 

  • Sculpture
  • European
  • Contemporary
  • Cosima von Bonin

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