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Cosima von Bonin, Next week we've got to get organized

Cosima von Bonin

Next week we've got to get organized


Cotton and wool

77.6 x 63 inches

Press Release

The Daffy Formula

To be a Daffy, a character must first and foremost be like Daffy. Not only must they be congenitally selfish, devious, grandiose, and craven, but all of these characteristics must be magnified to grotesque proportions due to the pointed cruelty of the universe.

Church of Daffy opens at Petzel’s Chelsea location at 520 W 25th Street on Thursday, June 8 from 6pm to 8pm with thonk piece, a performance by Toronto based drag queens Mary Messhausen and proddy produzentin. They are performing unscripted and underprepared, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their favorite delicacy, the Cronut. Recording artist and producer Macy Rodman will join for a special guest performance. Thonk piece is available as a live stream by Oliver Husain on


About Cosima von Bonin

Cosima von Bonin (b. 1962 Mombasa, Kenya) lives in Cologne. She participated in the 59th Venice Biennale (2022), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017), Glasgow International (2016), and Documenta (2007). Solo exhibitions have taken place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Oakville Galleries, Ontario, Canada; SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York); mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna; Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; and the Kunstverein Hamburg among others. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna; de la Cruz Collection, Miami; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam among others.

Petzel Gallery is located at 520 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM–6:00 PM. For press inquires, please contact Ricky Lee at, or call (212) 680-9467.