Monica Bonvicini

 Allen Jones, Table , painted fiberglass, resin, mixed media, glass, and tailor-made accessories, 61x 130 x 76 cm

Allen Jones, Table, 1969, painted fiberglass, resin, mixed media, glass, and tailor-made accessories, 61x 130 x 76 cm. Courtesy: the artist

In an age of burgeoning techno-feudalism, do artistic uses of kink aesthetics work as immunizations against societal violence, or do they amount to just another cope?

 Portrait of Monica Bonvicini. © Monica Bonvicini and VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2022. Photo: Olaf Heine

Portrait of Monica Bonvicini. © Monica Bonvicini and VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2022. Photo: Olaf Heine

On Tuesday 11 April at Soho House Berlin, Monica Bonvicini speaks to Francesco Tenaglia about her ongoing show at Neue Nationalgalerie, “I do You,” and the linkages between architecture, sculpture, and power.

 Monica Bonvicini, Stonewall 3 , 2002, galvanized steel tubes, chains, and broken safety glass, 205 x 1230 x 100 cm. All images: © Monica Bonvicini, VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn, 2022. Courtesy: the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan; Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich; and Galerie Krinzinger, Austria. Photo: A. Burger

Monica Bonvicini, Stonewall 3, 2002, galvanized steel tubes, chains, and broken safety glass, 205 x 1230 x 100 cm. All images: © Monica Bonvicini, VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn, 2023. Courtesy: the artist; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan; Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich; and Galerie Krinzinger, Austria. Photo: A. Burger

Mid-way through Monica Bonvicini’s exhibition “I do You” at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, we’re resurfacing an interview with the artist from the very first issue of Spike.