Save
Save
share
Share
Save
Save
share
Share

Bonded, 2017

Glass, metal
33 1/10 × 18 1/2 × 18 1/2 in
84 × 47 × 47 cm
location
Venice, Murano
About the work
Medium
Sculpture
Manufacturer
Berengo Studio 1989
Image rights
courtesy the artist and Berengo Studio. Photo Credits: Francesco Allegretto
Monica Bonvicini
Italian, b. 1965
Follow

With her provocative large-scale installations, Monica Bonvicini explores the links between sexuality and architecture, both challenging the male-dominated field and exposing the gendered quality of constructed spaces. Juxtaposing materials such as steel and glass with leather and rubber, Bonvicini’s works are at once thoughtful and cheeky—as seen in Leather Tools (2009), featuring mallets, axes, and other implements tightly encased in leather like fetishized objects. Bonvicini’s site-specific installations invite physical interaction by viewers, from Stairway to Hell (2003), a working staircase enveloped in hanging chains and shattered glass, to Don’t Miss a Sec (2004), the sleek chrome lavatory placed inside a cubicle made of two-way mirrors, enabling the user to see outside while remaining invisible in a busy area of London.

Save
Save
share
Share
Save
Save
share
Share
About the work
Medium
Sculpture
Manufacturer
Berengo Studio 1989
Image rights
courtesy the artist and Berengo Studio. Photo Credits: Francesco Allegretto
Monica Bonvicini
Italian, b. 1965
Follow

With her provocative large-scale installations, Monica Bonvicini explores the links between sexuality and architecture, both challenging the male-dominated field and exposing the gendered quality of constructed spaces. Juxtaposing materials such as steel and glass with leather and rubber, Bonvicini’s works are at once thoughtful and cheeky—as seen in Leather Tools (2009), featuring mallets, axes, and other implements tightly encased in leather like fetishized objects. Bonvicini’s site-specific installations invite physical interaction by viewers, from Stairway to Hell (2003), a working staircase enveloped in hanging chains and shattered glass, to Don’t Miss a Sec (2004), the sleek chrome lavatory placed inside a cubicle made of two-way mirrors, enabling the user to see outside while remaining invisible in a busy area of London.

Bonded, 2017

Glass, metal
33 1/10 × 18 1/2 × 18 1/2 in
84 × 47 × 47 cm
location
Venice, Murano
Other works from GLASSTRESS 2017
Other works by Monica Bonvicini
Related works
Most Similar