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Monika Sosnowska: Tower

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Released following Monika Sosnowska’s exhibition at Hauser & Wirth New York’s 18th Street location in late 2014, this publication features the artist’s monumental work, Tower. Taking inspiration from designs by the iconic modernist architect Mies van der Rohe, Sosnowska begins with a reproduction frame and twists it out of shape to create a sort of 110-foot reclining figure, a lyrical sculptural object that usurps perfect structural engineering. The publication follows the sculptor’s process from initial idea, through the intermediate steps of fabrication in her native Warsaw, and to the final installation in New York.

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Hauser & Wirth Publishers / Hatje Cantz




Hauser & Wirth Publishers


156 pages


29.5 x 23.2 cm



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The Artist

Monika Sosnowska

Monika Sosnowska’s sculptural language emerges from a process of experimentation with, and the appropriation of, construction materials such as steel beams, concrete, reinforcing rods and pipes. These elements – the solid and rigid foundations of buildings – are manipulated and warped, taking on an independence in which their former functionality is implied yet defunct. The formal language of her works echoes different contradictory Modernisms: that of the Polish constructivism of the 1930s; the minimal and conceptual tendencies of the international art of the 1960s and 1970s; and modernist architecture as experienced in Eastern Europe.
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