Carol Bove

Carol Bove (Artist) Johanna Burton (Contribution by)
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David Zwirner Books
Publish Date
December 17, 2019
6.7 X 9.7 X 0.6 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Carol Bove (b. 1971) is known for her assemblages that combine found and made elements. Incorporating a wide range of domestic, industrial, and natural objects, her sculptures, paintings, and prints reveal the poetry of their materials. As the art historian Johanna Burton notes, "Bove brings things together not to nudge associative impulses into free play driven by the unconscious, but rather to conjure a kind of affective tangle that disrupts any singular, historical narrative."

Johanna Burton is director of the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University in Columbus. She previously served as the Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum, New York. Her writing has appeared in journals and publications, including Artforum, October, Parkett, and Texte zur Kunst.


"Masterful sculptures"--Alina Cohen "Artsy"
"This syncretism, where spirituality and illusionism suffuse, pervades every aspect of her work."--Aaina Bhargava "South China Morning Post"
"Almost in defiance of the very nature of metal, [Bove's] vividly coloured works evoke crumpled fabric, clay or even paper. Intensely tactile, they teeter between cerebral assemblages, sensual sculpture and sleek design."--Payal Uttam "Prestige"
"Giving an illusion that they are fabric, the sculptures draw the curious into contact to validate their impressions. This is the most iconic feature of her work - presenting a sharp contrast of strength and softness though they are entirely made from metal."--Cara Chen "The Standard"
"Carol Bove's work beguiles and beautifies in material juxtapositions and unexpected nuances at David Zwirner in Hong Kong."--Cara Chen "China Daily"
"Luscious, vibrant shapes that appear like folded silk or rubber, but on closer inspection are stainless steel forms..."--Evelyn Lok "Lifestyle Asia"