Cosima von Bonin in Aspen

20 December 2019 - 2 February 2020

Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen


Marianne Boesky Gallery in Aspen is pleased to present Cosima von Bonin, a focused exhibition of eight works by the Cologne-based conceptual artist. Inspired by popular and vernacular culture, movies, fashion, and music, von Bonin examines cultural phenomena and the contradictions and relationships therein. Her multifaceted practice embraces sculpture, photography, textile paintings which she refers to as "Lappen" (translation "rags"), installation, performance, film, video, and music. For the upcoming exhibition, Marianne Boesky Gallery will present works from across a decade of von Bonin’s career, capturing the dynamic and open approach that has made von Bonin one of the most influential German artists of her generation.

Cosima von Bonin, Thrown Out of Drama School, 2008.

Cosima von Bonin (b. 1962, Mombasa, Kenya) lives and works in Cologne. Her work is included in a number of museum collections around the world, including: the Tate Britain in London; the Museum für Neue Kunst im ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany; the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Von Bonin’s first major U.S. survey, Roger and Out, opened in 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Subsequently, she has been the focus of several solo exhibitions, such as HIPPIES USE SIDE DOOR. THE YEAR 2014 HAS LOST THE PLOT at MUMOK in Austria (Oct. 2014 – Jan. 2015); The Fatigue Empire, presented in 2010 at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, the Lazy Susan Series, A Rotating Exhibition, with venues at the Witte de With Rotterdam (Oct. 2010-Jan. 2011); Arnolfini Bristol (Feb.-April 2011); MAMCO, Geneva (June-Sept. 2011); and Museum Ludwig, Cologne (July-Oct. 2011). Her work has also been included in a number of group exhibitions and art events, such as at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Les Abbatoirs in Toulouse, France; and Documenta XII in Kassel, Germany, among many others.

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