Lecture date: 2012-02-03
Artist Talks Series organised by Parveen Adams
Monika Sosnowska’s work is couched in architectural terms. It involves modifying pre-existing and purpose-built architectural forms, often with reference to the failed utopia of the people’s Poland as in 1:1, installed in the Polish pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2007. She frequently builds one space in another as an intervention in and comment on it; the spectator moving through the space experiences the dislocation – both spectator and space being neither inside nor outside the original structure.
Sosnowska’s work has been exhibited across Europe and worldwide, for more than a decade. Among numerous publications of her work, the most recent coverage is in a collection on contemporary Polish art edited in 2011 by Ernst van Alphen. She lives and works in Warsaw.