lobby / archive wall – admittance free subject to availability of places thanks to BMW
Starting from the work Don’t Miss a Sec’ (2004), on display in the exhibition, which has been conceived to be used as a public toilet, artist Monica Bonvicini invites visitors to question the border between public and private, compelling us not to “lose a second” of what happens around us, in the street.
Monica Bonvicini originally became famous as a visual artist, and she started to exhibit her works on an International level in the mid-Nineties. She translates her multifaceted practice, which investigates the relationship between architecture, power, genre, space, surveillance, and control, into works which question the meaning of doing art, the ambiguity of the language, the limits and possibilities connected to the ideal of freedom.
Monica Bonvicini artist
Hanru Hou MAXXI Artistic Director