Cosima von Bonin
Cosima von Bonin, born outside Europe in 1962, has gained a certain artistic reputation since her artistic beginnings in a Hamburg basement in the early 1990s, which continues in her recent exhibitions in museums.
Time and again she has dabbled in the seemingly opposing fields of fine art and music, but only to shamelessly exploit friends and “professionals” for her own artistic ambitions and to mask her own inabilities.
If there is one thing she can subscribe to with a little pride these days, then it is this statement by Dirk von Lowtzow, which he made on the occasion of her exhibition “The Fatigue Empire” (Bregenz, Austria 2010):
"It is not a question of a depressive disorder, but rather a re-evaluation of social imperatives. To function incessantly is seen as extremely virtuous nowadays. For many the worst thing they could do would be to acknowledge that they are in fact exhausted. Contemporary capitalism demands constant creativity, and which means that one goes about it profitably. Not even the losers are left in peace – they too should work on themselves continuously, and get involved permanently. The Fatigue Empire represents an open-minded counter model that celebrates this universal exhaustion.”
Though 900 words were requested, I did not count them.
DD summed it up very, very aptly.
My origins? I made them up.
On that note,
Enough Romance. Let’s Fuck. curated by_Cosima von Bonin
Tue—Fri, 11 am—6 pm; Sat, 11 am—4 pm