Carol Bove


untitled, 2005
peacock feathers on photograph


Driscoll Garden, 2005
mixed media
105 x 197 x 81,5 cm


The Look of Thought, The Ways of Love, 2002
tables of wood & chrome, books, mirror


Utopia of Oblivion, 2002
2 tables of wood & chrome, 5 books & string object
45 x 18 x 18 inches


Vegetables (Land and Sea), 2003
2 tables of wood & chrome, bookend, 2 books & 1mirror
100 x 46 x 46 cm (hight with book: 121 cm)


Silver Compass, 2005
beaded curtain with 20.000 sterling silver beads
365 x 100 cm


What the trees said, 2003/2004
shelves, books, bookends
65 1/3 x 95 3/4 x 20 inches

Carol Bove

Carol Bove (born in 1971) has focused her artistic work on the large-scale interrogation and exploration of social history and art from the late 1960s to the early 1970s in more depth. She is equally interested in popular literature and the most popular avant-garde magazines of this period, as well as its architecture, music, art, and design. For Bove they mark the most influential and lasting social changes of the period, as in the women’s and peace movement notions of a liberated sexuality and the freeing of the individuality through psychological and physical practices of expanding consciousness came to expression. In her exhibitions, Carol Bove creates atmospherically charged installations with artifacts and copied designs of the period, whereby she reformulates questions of the presentational forms of objects in the art context, design, decoration, and historical continuity. The transparency and fleeting quality of the depictions throw a new gaze not only on familiar clichés but also at the myths that develop around our cultural expectations and creations.

Her works are on view around the world, for example, at the Whitney Museum, New York (2008), New Museum, New York (2008), P.S.1 MoMA, New York (2005) or Kunsthalle Zürich (2004).