• Monika Sosnowska, Grating, 2009

    photo Jan Smaga
  • Monika Sosnowska, Grating, 2009

    photo Jan Smaga

Grating is a functional sculpture designed specially for the Museum of Modern Art’s temporary space – a former retail pavilion. The piece combines two themes characteristic for the artist’s practice: inspiration with People’s Poland-era architectural motifs and the related aesthetics of makeshift and amateur alterations and modifications (such as the anti-burglary gratings installed by apartment block residents in corridors and staircases, and the disturbing "peculiarity" that arises when architecture’s original function is distorted or modified. In this case, the flat grating enters into the third dimension, its branches "growing" and twisting, annexing the exhibition space, trapping it.

Year: 2009
Medium: installation
Format: 395×410 cm

Acquisition: gift
Ownership form: collection
Source: Monika Sosnowska
Index: MSN: 4300-7/2010
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