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Monika Sosnowska, Tower, 2014, steel, paint, 10' 9“ × 105' 7” × 21' 9".

Monika Sosnowska

Hauser & Wirth | West 18th Street

Monika Sosnowska, Tower, 2014, steel, paint, 10' 9“ × 105' 7” × 21' 9".

Just as all fundamentally utopian propositions, whether social, political, or aesthetic, are necessarily bound to fall short of their goals, so do their remnants almost axiomatically become fodder for artistic critique and repurposing. The legacy of echt-modernist architecture and planning, for example—a creed of formal sobriety in the service of rationalized material (and social) technologies that was uniquely influential on the condition of the twentieth-century urban fabric—has long provided raw material for any number of theoretical and artifactual recapitulations. The recent appearance of the brilliantly imaginative Polish sculptor Monika Sosnowska at Hauser & Wirth was her second show with the gallery, but her first to inhabit the grand expanse of its downtown space. It featured the latest manifestation of the artist’s own continuing engagement with one aspect of

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