Monica Bonvicini: Hurricanes and Other Catastrophes

Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland


‘Certainly, drawings are different from sculptures. I’m constantly drawing. The drawings are indeed much closer to me.’ The multimedia artistic work of Monica Bonvicini is socially charged; in addition to sculpture and installation, it also includes videos, performance, photography and drawing. The artist continuously questions social conditions – power structures, gender roles – and translates them into striking works in various media.

The Kunst Museum Winterthur hosted the artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in Switzerland. The exhibition focused on a central aspect of her work: drawing. Since the mid-1980s, Bonvicini has produced an extensive oeuvre of drawings: sketches, plans and concepts for sculptural works as well as autonomous large-format drawings such as the impressive series Hurricanes and Other Catastrophies. At the Kunst Museum Winterthur, these drawings will be presented in dialogue with existing sculptural works and new concrete sculptures.
CuratorKonrad Bitterli
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