MQ – Museumsplatz 1
Titled “HIPPIES USE SIDE DOOR. THE YEAR 2014 HAS LOST THE PLOT,” the mumok is presenting the hitherto most comprehensive exhibition on Cosima von Bonin in Austria.
Born in Mombasa, Kenya, she can now show over a hundred works in the exhibition, giving visitors a large-scale overview of her work. They range from her artistic beginnings in the early 1990s to the more recent, quasi stage-set installations, and finally to works she is newly developing for Vienna. On four of the seven exhibition levels the show, curated by mumok Director Karola Kraus, traces how Cosima von Bonin’s works overlap more and more into the surrounding space. It is typical of the complex network of relationships she has woven between the charged polarities of the visual arts and music that she includes fellow artists and friends in the exhibition project.