Cosima von Bonin Takes Cute Art Seriously

Installation view, Cosima von Bonin: HETERO at Gaga & Reena Spaulings, Los Angeles (all images courtesy Gaga & Reena Spaulings, Los Angeles) LOS ANGELES — Cosima von Bonin’s art is easy to like. The oversized stuffed animals and textile collages she has made for over two decades are, by turns, quizzical and endearing, familiar enough to be both consolations and surrogates for the viewer, but not so much that they become queasily uncanny. Likewise, her mise-en-scènes and titles are often dryly funny, as if she is inviting us to be in the joke, fittingly for an artist whose practice […]


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