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Galleri CC

Båstadsgatan 4, 214 33 Malmö

Torsdag - fredag: 16-19, lørdag - Søndag: 13-16

Liberté Egalité Fragilité

Marie Bonfils

20.10.2018 - 11.11.2018


Upon encountering Marie Bonfils’s  sculptures and installations, I am struck by their physical presence. The experience is as much a physical one as one of observation. This is a large part of Bonfils’s body of work, whose shapes take on a human form, but also one of a human presence. It goes hand in hand with her interest in how humans are formed. Bonfils uses different materials in her works, both soft and hard, which evoke a sense of tactility. The works blend the rough-hewn and awkward with the precise and specific. She further melds contradictions such as her interest in the ideal forms in architecture like the load-bearing arch combined with human fallibility and fragility. In the presence of Bonfils’s sculptures I get the feeling of meeting objects with their own experience which also tell bigger stories, of the experience of having a gendered body and having to relate to that. They speak simultaneously of being a human and a woman, in society, and of living up the assigned ideal while failing at it on occasion. With underlying humour she invites the viewer to enter as she shares her fragile world of images and forms made up of fragile monuments to the awkward complexity of living. On display in the tile room is The many faces of Eve, which is a performative installation of clay. It will be changing and progressing during the exhibition period.
- Emm Berring

Marie Bonfils graduated from Malmö Art Academy in 2015. She lives and works in Copenhagen.

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