Jonathan Monk at Multiple Locations, Milan

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A number of Places reveals a collection of Jonathan Monk’s editions which were created throughout the final years. Editions are artworks that exist greater than as soon as and, after leaving the studio, find yourself in all kinds of locations. They’re made to succeed in as many, completely different folks as potential, and due to this fact not the basic exhibition house was chosen for this challenge, however locations alongside Through Nicola Antonio Porpora, Milano, that, apart from the neighborhood to some artwork galleries, archives and artists studio, don’t search a lot contact with modern artwork.
After a primary chapter in Vienna, this exhibition challenge will now proceed within the coronary heart of Milano in additional than twenty retailers, lodges and bars. All of them are devoted to completely different actions: from the normal, native {hardware} store the place one can purchase all form of instruments, screws and nails to a elaborate cocktail bar, from a Chinese language bar located in the identical constructing the place Lucio Fontana used to reside to a flower kiosk. Jonathan Monk’s editions will probably be sharing partitions and cabinets with fruits, bicycles, rugs and marriage ceremony clothes. The collection of the editions for every web site relies on assonance and thematic references.
The dialogue between the artworks and the precise areas will create new connections, reflections on modern artwork in relation to the on a regular basis and on the artistic course of behind Monk’s conceptual inventive follow.
Like few different artists, Jonathan Monk takes on the content material and type of artwork historical past and modern colleagues. Not with out recognition, he makes their works his personal materials. There are small however exact shifts, particulars within the manufacturing course of, the format, within the titles and the materiality, that are set very playfully, but not with out seriousness, by Monk, so as to query authorship, originality and uniqueness.
The complicated set of references to artists like Alighiero Boetti, Franz West or Ed Ruscha in Monk`s editions will meet the on a regular basis of the inhabitants and shopkeepers of Through Nicola Antonio Porpora, who may need extra in frequent than it appears at first look.

The editions could be visited through the opening hours of every retailer. Their homeowners and all of the publishers of the editions by Jonathan Monk deserve our particular, very nice thanks.

at A number of Places, Milan
till Might 13, 2023


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