• Monica Bonvicini

    Modern Art Oxford

    On one of the six sketches that comprise drawings for Anxiety Attack, 2003, from which the title of this show was taken, Monica Bonvicini has written: I GET FURIOUS AT STAIRWAYS, FURIOUS AT DOORS, AT WALLS, FURIOUS AT EVERYDAY LIFE WHICH INTERFERES WITH THE CONTINUITY OF ECSTASY. Does this quote from Anaïs Nin’s House of Incest (1936) reflect the desire for a transparent architecture that does not constrict or obstruct behavior in any way? It’s a pretty dream, but not one that much concerns Bonvicini. Rather, she is preoccupied with the way in which built forms shape our ability to be ourselves.

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