Monika Sosnowska
Monika Sosnowska. Tower

  • Text by Andrzej Turowski
    Photography by Juliusz Sokolowski, Gustav Hoiland and Genevieve Hanson
  • Language: English
    295 × 232 mm
    156 pages
  • Hatje Cantz and Hauser & Wirth
  • 978-3-7757-3926-9
  • January 2015
  • £35 / $60 / €39.80 / CHF 44
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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. Acclaimed Polish architectural photographer Juliusz Sokolowski captured the documentation photographs. This imagery is supplemented by a text full of insightful visuals from art historian Andrzej Turowski, professor at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France. Tower is installed at deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum until June 2016.

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