Rotterdam

Cosmina von Bonin, MISDEMEANOUR, 2008, cotton, wool, 91 x 113".

Cosmina von Bonin, MISDEMEANOUR, 2008, cotton, wool, 91 x 113".

Rotterdam

Cosima van Bonin

Kunstinstituut Melly
Witte de Withstraat 50
October 9, 2010–February 2, 2011

Curated by Zoë Gray and Nicolaus Schafhausen

Continuing a labor-intensive series of ambitiously scaled shows that began in July with “The Empire Fatigue” at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, von Bonin now embarks on the “Lazy Susan Series”—a “Rotating Exhibition” (like the title’s rotating platter) starting at Witte de With and “looping” through 2011 at Bristol’s Arnolfini Gallery, Geneva’s Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, and Cologne’s Museum Ludwig. Across the four turns, the Cologne-based artist will engage themes of indolence, exhaustion, and boredom, deploying sculptural and painterly strategies of cuteness, softness, and bigness and a deadpan humor reminiscent of Claes Oldenburg, Mike Kelley, André Cadere, and, of course, Martin Kippenberger. The accompanying catalogue will include contributions by Dirk von Lowtzow, Mark von Schlegell, and the curators, as well as a reprint of the special “Sloth” section from the spring 2008 issue of Cabinet magazine.