Handcuffs and chain swings? Berlin exhibition explores relationship between gender and architecture

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Euronews (English)

Berlin-based Italian artist Monica Bonvicini has been given free rein to transform the huge and bright upper floor of the New National Gallery (Neue Nationalgalerie) in Berlin. Bonvicini was born in Venice, Italy, but moved to Berlin in 1986, three years before the fall of the Berlin Wall. She has lived there ever since, and it can be seen in her art. She’s taken the opportunity to reevaluate the imposing modernist building created by the legendary architect Mies van der Rohe, which she describes as “something very close to fear.” The show features two large architectural installations develop…

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