Pisser Triptych, 2021–2022 (permanent collection)
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
We are pleased to announce that Louise Bonnet’s monumental Pisser Triptych, 2021–2022, is now part of the Moderna Museet collection.
Projection 2, 2022 (permanent collection)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
We are pleased to announce that Louise Bonnet’s painting Projection 2, 2022, is now part of the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Entanglements: Louise Bonnet and Adam Silverman at Hollyhock House (duo show)
Hollyhock House, Los Angeles
15 February – 24 June 2023
As their first formal collaboration, Louise Bonnet and her partner, ceramicist Adam Silverman, will take over the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, marking the first artistic intervention at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Featuring new work in dialogue with the space, Bonnet’s paintings and drawing and Silverman’s ceramics engage the legendary house’s 100-year history as a platform for artists and experimentation. The works will be installed in Hollyhock House's public rooms where Aline Barnsdall's celebrated art collection was once on display.
Known for her portraits of exaggerated proportions and grotesque features, Bonnet continually explores emotions of melancholy, loneliness, nostalgia and grief in her works on canvas or paper. Silverman is among the most dynamic practitioners dedicated to ceramics today and is known for his sculptural vessels and richly textured glazes. He brings an architect’s sense of structure to his objects and utilises personal and experimental techniques to glaze and fire his works.
The exhibition opens to the public on 15 February 2023.
Please note, that advance booking is required.
LOUISE BONNET, CELESTE DUPUY-SPENCER et al.
Dark Light: Realism in the Age of Post-Truths (group show)
Aïshti Foundation, Beirut
October 2022 – end date TBC
Works by Louise Bonnet and Celeste Dupuy-Spencer are on view at the Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, in Dark Light: Realism in the Age of Post-Truths. The exhibition assembles the work of over one hundred artists from the Tony and Elham Salamé Collection, presenting recent acquisitions that question the meanings and functions of figuration in contemporary art. As the very definitions of truth have dramatically eroded in the past few years, many contemporary artists have proceeded to analyse, interrogate, and deconstruct the notion of realism, particularly in the field of painting. Bringing together work from an emerging group of artists and their established predecessors, this exhibition subverts conventional notions of beauty, taste, and propriety, depicting a new humanity that is simultaneously monstrous and angelical, carnal and ethereal.