Los Angeles

Cosima von Bonin, Untitled (Krebber über Krebber), 1990, black-and-white photograph, 37 3/4 x 13 1/4".

Cosima von Bonin, Untitled (Krebber über Krebber), 1990, black-and-white photograph, 37 3/4 x 13 1/4".

Los Angeles

Cosima von Bonin

MOCA Geffen Contemporary
152 North Central Avenue
September 16, 2007–January 7, 2008

Curated by Ann Goldstein

Artist, curator, DJ, collaborator, raconteur: These are just some of the roles Cologne-based Cosima von Bonin has occupied in her oft-hyphenated conceptual-feminist practice, which shuffles among as many media—including photography, painting (in oil and fabric), sculpture, installation, and performance—as discursive frames. Her protean approach will be played up in this survey of approximately fifty works from 1990 to the present, including Untitled (Krebber über Krebber), 1990, an appropriation of a 1960s gallery advertisement; Kapitulation, 2004, a large-scale multimedia installation; and a handful of new sculptures. A substantial catalogue with texts by curator Ann Goldstein, Isabelle Graw, Manfred Hermes, and Bennett Simpson accompanies the show. Von Bonin’s first solo museum exhibition in the US comes fast on the heels of her star turn at Documenta 12.