The exhibition features an entirely new body of work by Monika Sosnowska and is the artist’s inaugural exhibition in the gallery’s London space. In recent times Sosnowska has further developed her dynamic approach to materiality in which architectural and sculptural elements are hewn together in disorienting new configurations. Entitled ‘Structural Exercises’, the presentation comprises seven distinct sculptural works that together form an immersive exhibition which takes over the North Gallery; it is also the first major project she has staged in London since ‘reconfigured’ at The Serpentine Gallery in 2005.
Sosnowska’s sculptural language emerges from a process of experimentation and the deft appropriation of core materials that are closely associated with construction, such as concrete, steel beams, pipes and reinforcing rods. These elements, that occur at architecture’s fringes and under the skin of a building to provide support and rigidity, are manipulated and warped by Sosnowska, taking on an independence in which their former functionality is implied yet defunct. In this way, the works are precisely composed citations that speak directly to the viewer’s preconceptions, by drawing upon both the artist’s personal, and our collective experience of the built environment as a site of memory that is adept at conveying both political and psychological significance.
|Duration||01 December 2017 - 10 February 2018|
|Times||Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm|
|Venue||Hauser & Wirth (London)|
|Address||23 Savile Row, London, W1S 2ET|
|Contact||/ firstname.lastname@example.org / www.hauserwirth.com|