Showcase: Monika Sosnowska: Gate

As of April 17, 2021
  • Capitain Petzel is pleased to present its second Showcase, a new series of exhibitions which will be visible from outside...

    Capitain Petzel is pleased to present its second Showcase, a new series of exhibitions which will be visible from outside of the gallery. 

     

    Monika Sosnowska (b. 1972 in Ryki, Poland) is known for her often site-specific architectural installations created by appropriating construction material to create impactful and elegant sculptures that comment on the post-war architecture of her native Poland. In the Showcase one such sculpture is pesented: Gate, created by manipulating an existing structure and through twisting, stretching, and resetting the initial configuration of the model, creating a new object detached from the functionality distinctive of the former gate. This work is representative of how Sosnowska alludes to a specific socio-historical reality, to contradict the rational paradigm of modernism, and to create as a result a beautiful visual puzzle.

     

     

    • Monika Sosnowska Gate, 2019 Painted steel 200 x 100 x 30 cm 78.8 x 39.4 x 11.8 inches
      Monika Sosnowska
      Gate, 2019
      Painted steel
      200 x 100 x 30 cm
      78.8 x 39.4 x 11.8 inches
    • B Msosnowska 21 0003 Detail
  • Monika Sosnowska has shown extensively over the last two decades, with major solo exhibitions at Zachęta – National Gallery of...

    Monika Sosnowska has shown extensively over the last two decades, with major solo exhibitions at Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2020); Saarlandmuseum Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken (2020); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2020); The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2019); Muzeum Susch, Engadin, Switzerland (2017); Ginza Maison Hermès, Tokyo (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto (2015); Australian Center for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne (2013); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2011); Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2010); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006). Her group exhibitions include Hayward Gallery, London (2018); Tate Modern, London (2017); Sprengel Museum Hannover (2015); Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, (2014); The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2012); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010) and many more. In 2007, Sosnowska represented Poland at the 52nd Venice Biennial.

     

    Ph: Piotr Bekas/Zachęta archive