Monica Bonvicini: Elegance and Crime

Monica Bonvicini: Elegance and Crime

28 October 2022 until 02 April 2023

The Italian Monica Bonvicini is an institution on the Berlin art scene. «Elegance and Crime» at the Neue Nationalgalerie shows some of her most important works as well as new productions that reflect Bonvicini's interest in feminism and architecture.

  • Monica Bonvicini. Elegance and Crime© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
    Monica Bonvicini, High Noon, 2018, Courtesy of the artist
  • Monica Bonvicini in Berlin© dpa
    Monica Bonvicini (2018)

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Through ironic-critical reinterpretations of major works by well-known architects, designers and visual artists, the artist, who was born in Venice in 1965 and lives in Berlin, uncovers subliminal or overlooked structures of male chauvinism that characterise wide areas of modernism. The special focus is on Mies van der Rohe's museum building itself as an icon of modernism. Bonvicini's minimalist works reveal alternative ways of thinking about modernism and open up a current discourse on the topic of institutional critique.

At a glance

Monica Bonvicini. Elegance and Crime (WT)
Neue Nationalgalerie
28. October 2022
2. April 2023
Opening hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., closed Monday
Admission Fee
14 Euro, red. 7 Euro

Neue Nationalgalerie

Potsdamer Str. 50
10785 Berlin

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Source: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin/edited

| Last edited: 23. December 2021