Jonathan Monk generates a humorous brand of conceptualism. His work, such as his film versions of well-known art books, or his re-enactments of seminal images by post-war artists, are a gentle poke at the Modernist canon and an attempt to demystify the creative process. Nostalgia and romanticism also play a strong role in Monks practice as the artist draws on his own history, incorporating snap shots and mementos from the family archive. He works with a range of media, including film, sculpture, video, photography, installation and performance. While Monk has exhibited extensively across Europe and the United States, he remains largely unknown in the UK. This is his first major solo exhibition in England.
Every Saturday during an exhibition, these informal tours introduce the work and ideas and include opportunities for questions and discussion. Tours start at Arnolfini reception.