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If you are in Hamburg these days, don’t miss this excellent exhibition of Monica Bonvicini’s prolific production of drawings, collage and textual work at the Falckenberg Collection! A visit of the show is possible through an advanced reservation for a guided tour here.

Excerpt from the website of the Falckenberg Collection:
Monica Bonvicini, renowned for striking installations, works for public space, sculpture and video productions, ranks among the outstanding artists of her generation. Her preoccupation with the graphic medium is hence a most fascinating endeavour. It encompasses illustrative, cartoon-like motifs, a heterogeneous range of textual work and collages, and a great number of filigree sketches and constructions on paper, many of which have morphed into sculpture or installation while many others – because merely a fleeting notion – have been jettisoned. The exhibition showcases the incessant evolution of the work of Bonvicini, who initially spent several years studying painting at Berlin University of the Arts. The drawings range in expression from ‘ephemeral’ to ‘muscley’ – yet are contemporaneous and on a par. The ‘gripping’ and ‘violent’ aspects of her large format monochrome works in tempera, the resilient expressiveness of the graphic medium itself are as much in evidence as are an engaging sense of humour and sensitivity in these sketches, some of which have never before been shown.

Read the full description of the exhibition here.

Monica Bonvicini: Desire Desiese Devise
Until November 18, 2012
Sammlung Falckenberg | Phoenix Kulturstiftung
Wilstorfer Straße 71, Tor 2, 21073 Hamburg – Harburg

Monica Bonvicini, “Off the Grid” (rage), 2011, Black tempera on paper, 271 x 364 cm. Photo: Def Image Courtesy by the Artist