As Walls Keep Shifting
OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni is pleased to present the solo exhibition As Walls Keep Shifting by Monica Bonvicini, a large scale intervention into OGR’s former industrial premises. The new installation delves into Bonvicini’s interest in architecture, its history, its memory, imposed regulations and habits. Her research materializes in site-specific installations in which the architecture of the exhibition space is taken as a starting point for institutional critique and spaces are curated to engage the audience on a direct and physical way. The title As Walls Keep Shifting is taken from a line by Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves: the novel offers a powerful metaphorical image of the relation with the built environment. The reference to walls is particularly poignant in relation to the artist career: in the last twenty years, Bonvicini has often reflected on walls, producing them, destroying them but also taking them as the starting point for installations, sculptures, videos or photographs.