On Beatrice Bonino’s exhibition Cosetta at mmxx.uno, Milan.
Requisites, remains. Presented as evidence.
Pearls and bows. An old woman’s archive, a girl’s dream.
Pouches, book cases, desk and dressing table.
Unreadable forms. To be perceived, seen, wondered about. Gift boxes, surprise bags.
Between office and catwalk, mortuary and luxury shop.
Cunning beauty, and calm betrayal; a little something. #cosetta
A riddle, ravishing.
Beatrice Bonino is an Italian artist based in Paris. Her work is characterized by a sense of alienated beauty, strangely natural and sophisticatedly simple. Her sculptures shift between earthly, dissolving forms, and fashion objects, tables wrapped in cloth, and stoneware with female ornament. There is a focus on materiality, texture, haptics. The objects seem figures, mysterious and intimate.
Recent shows include Cosetta at mmxx.uno, Milan (2023), and If I did, I did, I die, Jacqueline Sullivan, New York (2022).