Monika Sosnowska – Tower
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Monika Sosnowska – Tower
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Monika Sosnowska’s (*1972 in Ryki, Poland) monumental work, Tower (2014), was inspired by designs of the iconic modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The artist begins with a steel section and twists it out of shape to create a sort of reclining figure, a lyrical sculptural object that usurps perfect structural engineering.

Tower was fabricated in Michalow Reginow and bended and welded in Wieliszew, Poland, in 2014. It consists of ninety-six windows, thirty-four I-profiles, three hundred and eighty-four handles, and three hundred and eighty-four hinges. The project required about 1.5 kilometers of welding, and the sculpture weighs thirteen tons in total. Tower was subsequently disassembled into forty-nine elements, and shipped to New York, where it was reassembled and unveiled in the gallery space of Hauser & Wirth.

This publication follows the sculptor’s process from the initial idea through intermediate steps of fabrication.
PublisherHatje Cantz
Year
LanguageEnglish
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ISBN978-3-7757-3926-9
Author(s)Andrzej Turowski
Type of bookExhib'publication
Museum / PlaceHauser & Wirth, New York
Article IDart-27733

 

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