One Hundred Meals Between Rome and Berlin. Jonathan Monk. Humboldt Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on December 13th, 2016
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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.’

A few years ago Monk moved to Rome for a while with his family. In Rome he adopted a pleasant gastronomic routine: restaurants and pizzerias, alone or with friends, but most of all with his family. Once back home, between the name of the restaurant and the total of the bill, on top of all the various dishes consumed, the artist used a pencil, sometimes with watercolours, to reproduce the image of a work by another artist on the receipt or scrubby hand-written note. Clearly, the appropriationist approach which had characterised most of his work thus far also continued through this new life experience. This book collects One Hundred Meals between Rome and Berlin.

Language: English, Italian
Pages: 216
Size: 12 x 15 cm
Weight: 206 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788899385224

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Jonathan Monk. In Relief (My collection of Sol LeWitt books – exact size, shape and occasionally colour). Christoph Schifferli, Geraldine Tedder (eds.). Archiv

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions on June 25th, 2016
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“I have been collecting Sol LeWitt books for some time now – initially these books were used as material for a series of animations – but slowly I started buying them just to complete a collection. The search for the white spine.

Sol’s books are predominately white and when going through the shelves of book dealers I always pull out the white books with hope… repetition and repeat is a constant – I often acquire the same book twice or even three times… they all look the same.

In 2005 I produced a book called Cover Version – it featured all the covers of my Sol LeWitt books – a kind of what’s in my library compendium.

For this new piece I have fabricated an abstract version of Cover Version.

The books were laid out as if on a small table top – each book carefully measured… height, width and thickness… Certain book sellers use a similar display technique.

This was then transformed into five medium density fibre board wall mounted relief panels. Expertly cut and routed (not by me) to follow the forms given by Mr LeWitt and his publications. The painted and sanded surface made by the fabricator has been left to give the appropriate patina to the entire piece.

Books are there to be handled and not just bought and sold.”

Jonathan Monk, 2015

With a text David Platzker
Edition of 400

 

€15.00

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Quick Magazine @ Motto Berlin. 16.11.2013.

Posted in magazines, Motto Berlin event on November 11th, 2013
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Quick Magazine @ Motto Berlin. 16.11.2013.

A cordial invitation

ourpress publishing & MOTTO Distribution
Celebrate the 10th Quick Magazine and 3 years of Quick with an exhibition and book readings.

Samstag, 16.11.2013, 7 PM

Book reading schedule:

7.30 Fabian Reimann

8.00 Wofgang Plöger

8.30 Andreas Meyer reads Jonathan Monk

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feiern das 10te Quick und 3 Jahre Quick Magazine mit Ausstellung und Lesung!

Samstag, 16.11.2013, 19 Uhr

Zeitplan der Lesungen:

19.30 Fabian Reimann

20.00 Wolfgang Plöger

20.30 Andreas Meyer liest Jonathan Monk

View all ten issues of Quick here.

Print Response. Christian Burnoski

Posted in art, collage, drawing, editions, exhibitions, painting, video on December 20th, 2012
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Print Response is a series of prints that were altered by various artists whom Burnoski had approached by mail or in person.
In his request to the artists, Burnoski left it open to what could be done in response to the print, saying only that it could be as simple as they wished.

The artists include:
John Baldessari, Pierre Bismuth, Martin Boyce, Herbert Brandl, Angela Bulloch, Martin Creed, Richard Deacon, Jimmie Durham, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Valie Export, Peter Fischli, Ryan Gander, Joe Goode, Rodney Graham, Wade Guyton, Mary Heilmann, Isabell Heimerdinger, Carmen Herrera, Susan Hiller, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jenny Holzer, Joan Jonas, Jannis Kounellis, Louise Lawler, Paul McCarthy, Jonathan Monk, François Morellet, Olivier Mosset, Marcel Odenbach, Albert Oehlen, Roman Ondák, Tobias Rehberger, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Anri Sala, Roman Signer, Nedko Solakov, Stephanie Taylor, Jeffrey Vallance, Kelley Walker, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Williams & Johannes Bendzulla, Jack Youngerman, Heimo Zobernig

Print Response, 2012
by Christian Burnoski
Designed by Daria Holme

Special Edition of 50 + 10 AP includes a DVD titled “Put It Back Together – Tape It Together” 49 mins (A film of Paul McCarthy’s response being taped back together.)
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Quick #7. Jonathan Monk: Bin ich immer noch lustig? ourpress publishing.

Posted in art, magazines on November 10th, 2012
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Quick #7. Jonathan Monk: Bin ich immer noch lustig? ourpress publishing.

September 2012
36 pages
1 colour stencil print
21 x 14,5 cm

D 7€

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Books On Books. Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié. Christophe Daviet-Thery.

Posted in art, books, writing on October 14th, 2011
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Books On Books. Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié.

This book project ensued from discussions between Christoph Schifferli,Christophe Daviet-Thery and Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié.
The conversation between Jonathan Monk and Yann Sérandour took place on March 10, 2011.

Published by Christophe Daviet-Thery
Sofcover
11,5 x 16 cm
260 pages
Edition of 750 copies

D 22€

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From A to B & Back Again – Jonathan Monk – Archive Books

Posted in art, distribution on June 30th, 2011
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From A to B & Back Again – Jonathan Monk – Archive Books

‘From A to B & Back Again’ surveys Jonathan Monk’s relationship to Alighiero e Boetti, an artist whose seminal way of working imparts a conceptually unique, highly poetic yet casual approach to art making, which was always accomplished with a seemingly unforced incisiveness and poised elegance which is carried throughout Monk’s work and directly resonated and addressed in those works that this book features.

Monk on Boetti: «Boetti? I am not sure what I can add. Alighiero made Conceptual art more human and perhaps less complicated. It sounds simple, and might be — but it probably isn’t. His influence is as strong today as it has always been. He is like the fifth Beatle or even the sixth… his life seemed to follow a similar path? northern lad meets Asian mysticism in the late1960s. I think young artists find his humble and straight forward approach very appealing like navigating the thousand longest rivers in the world without a map but with the idea that there will be something magical around the next corner stop me»

Size: 16 x 23 cm
Text: Adam Carr
Editor: Julia Hölz
Design: Chiara Figone, Archive Appendix
Pages: 52

D 11€

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Again, A Time Machine – A Book Works Touring Exhibition in Five Parts

Posted in art, events, exhibitions, Motto Berlin event on April 27th, 2011
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Again, A Time Machine – A Book Works touring exhibition in five parts

Part two
Book Works archive in collaboration with Archive Books and Sternberg Press,
Simon Fujiwara, Maria Fusco, Stewart Home, Jonathan Monk, Katrina Palmer, Markus Weisbeck and Fons Hickmann

6 May to 2 June 2011 at Motto Berlin/Chert

Performance event
With Simon Fujiwara, Maria Fusco, Stewart Home, Jonathan Monk, Katrina Palmer, Markus Weisbeck and Fons Hickmann
Friday 13 May, start 6.30

music by: “Nat-Ala-Mat “

Forthcoming
The Showroom, London
14 June 2011 to 19 May 2012

Spike Island, Bristol
16 September to 9 October 2011

White Columns, New York
23 October to 19 November 2011

Balanced Acts, Jonathan Monk & Ariel Schlesinger

Posted in art, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Berlin store, photography on April 15th, 2011
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Balanced Acts, Jonathan Monk & Ariel Schlesinger

A new exhibition of collaborative works by Jonathan Monk and Ariel Schlesinger.

The starting point of this series of works was a long distance dialogue, followed by an intense discussion centered around the idea of equilibrium and the failure of finding a perfect balance.

The work of “Balance Acts” comprises of 24 photographs by Swiss duo Fischli and Weiss. Each image has been carefully manipulated, installed within its own defined setting and illuminated by what appears to be a candle stick simply stuck into a wine bottle. Real objects have been added and real objects have been removed.

Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, October 30th – December 11th, 2010
Photography by Elad Sarig
Design by Sven Hausherr

D 16€
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Erotica. Jonathan Monk. BQ

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, photography on February 14th, 2011
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Erotica. Jonathan Monk. published by BQ.
D 12€