Jonathan Monk

This Night Has Opened My Eyes (March 18th 1984), 2014

2800* Euro

Jonathan Monk (*1969 in Leicester, UK, lives in Berlin, GER) is known for an artistic approach that deals with reproduction and reception referring to the conceptual art of the sixties and seventies. His installations, photographs, films, sculptures and performances combine conceptual strategies with everyday life, and which often broken humorously. The edition of Monk shows an Italian kitchen calendar from 1984. It is presented in a frame with tags drawn in different graffiti styles on the glass saying "This Night Has Opened My Eyes". Therewith Monk references to an urban aesthetic, in which an etching liquid is used on glass - an expression of a youth culture particularly prevalent in the streets of Rome. On the night of March 18, 1984, Monk himself attended his first live concert of the band "The Smiths" in the de Montfort Hall in Leicester - a foggy night, unforgettable.

  • Exhibitions:
  • 2014
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IR (S)
    Museum, East Lansing, Michigan, USA (G)
  • 2013
  • Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, MEX (G)
    CAC Malaga, E (S)
  • 2012
  • Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA (G)
  • 2011
  • BFAS, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Genf, CH (S)