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Magazine article Sculpture

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Long Island City, New York

Cosima von Bonin

Aki Sasamoto

Through Ianuary 2, 2017

von Bonin epitomizes the protean media- and role-shifting branch of contemporary artistic practice. Her conceptual-feminist work moves across sculpture, installation, performance, photography, video, and painting, just as von Bonin herself transforms from artist to curator, to DJ, to raconteur, to collaborator. Her hybridized approach finds inspiration in a wide range of sources, including pop culture, fashion, and electronic music, as she tackles ideas of play and indoctrination, structure and improvisation, cultural and gender representations, and identity and self-reflection. Bringing to light a submerged metaphor in her work, "Who's Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?" explores her fascination with watery mutabiilty and the contradictions at the boundary where mysterious, unfathomable depths meet a surface world of sun-crazed vacationers. …

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