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Cosima von Bonin (1962, Mombasa, Kenya) began her career in the early 1990s, following in the footsteps of Martin Kippenberger. A vastly prolific artist, she produced oversized stuffed animals, pseudo-Minimalist sculptures, and other fantastical creatures that haunted the second floor of the museum. Von Bonin questions the relationship of the individual to work, the capitalist production system, and leisure society. She uses knitten and woven fabrics to create objects that enable her to mock industrial means of production, which she feels infantilize the individual. By advocating a life of dolce far niente, of carefree idleness (which is actually far removed from her own frenzied work pace), Cosima von Bonin is proposing a form of resistance against the consumerist regime.
- Exhibition organized in collaboration with Witte de With, Rotterdam, Arnolfini, Bristol, and Ludwig Museum, Cologne