Jonathan Monk

Born:
1969
Residence:
Berlin, Germany
Nationality:
British
Trust:
APT London
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  • Cherry and Martin is hosting an exhibition, titled “Perfectly Concocted Context”, by Jonathan Monk at the gallery’s Los Angeles location.

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  • onathan Monk's mildly amusing show at the gallery Cherry and Martin is a peek behind the curtain, a scattering of clues. It is an act of self-revelati

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  • Three generations of artists converge within the frame of Jonathan Monk’s studio, with an exhibition aptly titled "Perfectly Concocted Context" at Che

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  • Because we believe that two heads are better than one, the new joint effort between Equator Production and Henzel Studio – both respected manufacturers of artist-designed carpets – is especially worth celebrating.

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  • Tenderpixel, London, is currently exhibiting the works that are part of the 'Portrait (for a Screenplay) of Beth Harmon,' a project by Tamsin Clark and Sean Edwards.

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  • La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris presents "Airports / city-world" from February 23 through May 21, 2017.

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  • Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, is hosting its “30th Anniversary Exhibition: Attics of My Life” that is on view from January 8, 2017 through February 5, 2017.

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  • Ed Atkins, Carol Rama, Wael Shawky, and more: this week's must see shows and events.

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  • When Tel Aviv is written about from the outside, it is usually taken as a whole, ignoring the specificities that make up this complex and compelling city. To take a closer look at the local art and programs in this burgeoning district, and to trace the way they fit into the richer tapestries of Tel Aviv, Israel, and beyond, we’ve selected South Tel Aviv’s top galleries and asked them about their spaces and concerns.

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  • 10 Exhibitions Opening This Week

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  • Basel’s Münsterplatz is the locale for the 2015 Parcours exhibition of site-specific and performative work by more than 20 leading international contemporary artists.

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  • In this article we bring you a selection of 10 opening exhibitions around the world. Our list includes expressive sculptures by British artist Nicola Hicks at Flowers in New York, Apparitions by Ranu Mukherjee that features new textile prints, ink paintings, collage and hybrid films at Wendi Norris Gallery in San Francisco, the exhibition Devouring Books that focuses on European and American books, prints, and drawings from the 15th to the 20th century at the Art Institute of Chicago, a group show inspired by a painting with the same title by Jonathan Monk called Nostalgic for the Future featuring 16 of the gallery's artists at Lisson Gallery in London, and War Is Over! (if you want it) by the famous Yoko Ono at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

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  • Degas, Calder, Giacometti, Constable, Hirschhorn, Rottenberg, Klee and many more.

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  • This exhibition of new work—comprising five new paintings, 17 chairs each made from 10 paintings, a performance

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  • Quartz Studio is delighted to present the exhibition “Monk>

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  • Art fairs may be existentially painful, but rarely do they cause much bodily harm beyond headaches and blisters. At the booth of Copenhagen’s Galleri

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  • An art fair is first and foremost a playground for the senses, but for any visitor pacing Frieze New York’s 1500-foot-long SO-IL-designed tent erected on Randall’s Island

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  • Galeri Manâ, located in the Tophane district of İstanbul, is hosting a group exhibition titled “Who shall deliver us from the Greeks and Romans?”

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  • Degas, Calder, Giacometti, Constable, Hirschhorn, Rottenberg, Klee and many more.

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  • The title of the Lisson Gallery’s new show, Nostalgic for the Future, could sum up the gallery’s whole raison d’être. From its inception in 1967, the Lisson has championed

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  • “Without” takes as its starting point artist Jonathan Monk (born in 1969 in Leicester, UK, currently living and working in Berlin, Germany), yet this

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  • Galleries have so much riding on major fairs like Art Basel Miami Beach that you can expect to see their more conservative side on display

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  • Boers-Li Gallery has ventured into discourses of ideological hegemony and its propagation in the new group show, “Ministry of Truth.”

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  • With its new exhibition, "Wish List of a Young Collector," the Yvon Lambert Gallery is striking out in a new direction: instead of working

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  • The artists Jonathan Monk and Douglas Gordon today launch a new collaborative exhibition at the Lisson Gallery in London. Double Act Repeated

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  • By eight pm, the halls of every gallery were thronged with people clutching plastic cups and A4 sheets listing the works on display, spilling out onto

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  • The six-year-old Design Miami fair debuted its new home this week, located across the street from Art Basel Miami Beach and sporting its sleek

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  • The Renaissance Society is pleased to announce an online preview of OFTHEMOMENT, its annual benefit art auction. The auction contains cutting-edge art

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  • Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to announce highlights from the September Under the Influence auction. The sale opens the Fall auction season with a fresh selection of contemporary art.

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BIOGRAPHY
British artist Jonathan Monk replays, recasts and re-examines seminal works of Conceptual and Minimal art by variously witty, ingenious and irreverent means. Speaking in 2009, he said, ‘Appropriation is something I have used or worked with in my art since starting art school in 1987. At this time (and still now) I realised that being original was almost impossible, so I tried using what was already available as source material for my own work.’ Through wall paintings, monochromes, ephemeral sculpture and photography he reflects on the tendency of contemporary art to devour references, simultaneously paying homage to figures such as Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman and Lawrence Weiner, while demystifying the creative process. Monk is constantly asking ‘what next?’ His stainless steel series entitled Deflated Sculpture (2009) refigures Jeff Koon’s iconic balloon rabbit in various stages of collapse; letting the air out isn’t an act of iconoclasm so much as giving the original idea new life. So too Monk documented the period he lived in Los Angeles with a series of photographs titled None of the Buildings on Sunset Strip (1997–99), showing only the roads between buildings – a follow-up to Ed Ruscha’s artist book from 30 years before, All of the Buildings on Sunset Strip. But his conceptual configurations are also grounded in the personal: ‘what next?’ takes on a poignancy in the slide projection In Search of Gregory Peck (1997), where Monk brought together a collection of photographs taken by his late father in the 1950s, preceding him as a tourist in the US.
 
Jonathan Monk was born in Leicester in 1969 and lives and works in Berlin. He has a BFA from Leicester Polytechnic (1988) and an MFA from Glasgow School of Art (1991). Solo exhibitions include Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Switzerland (2016), Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, Italy (2015), Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland (2014), Centro De Arte Contemporáneo (CAC) Málaga, Spain (2013), Kunstraum Dornbirn, Austria (2013), Palais de Tokyo and Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, France (2008), Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany (2006), Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK (2005) and Museum Kunst Palest, Dusseldorf, Germany (2003). His work has been included in many group exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial (2006), the 50th and 53rd Venice Biennales (2003, 2009), Berlin Biennale (2001) and Taipei Biennial (2000). He was awarded the Prix du Quartier Des Bains, Geneva in 2012.

Jonathan Monk is represented by Lisson Gallery, London, Meyer Riegger, Berlin and Karlsruhe, Casey Caplan Gallery, New York, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv and Christina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon.


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