Jonathan Monk @ Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv

Jonathan Monk

WE ARE HERE TO CLARIFY THE SITUATION [INSERT COLOUR]
Opening date: October 27th, 2018
Closing date: December 1st, 2018

Throughout his career Jonathan Monk has been reimagining and replaying, seemingly clear meanings of functions, objects or activities. In this show experiment continues, this time by the use of brackets in the space.

The Oxford English Dictionary online –

Square brackets (also called brackets, especially in American English) are mainly used to enclose words added by someone other than the original writer or speaker, typically in order to clarify the situation:

‘He [the police officer] can’t prove they did it.’

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WE ARE HERE TO CLARIFY THE SITUATION [INSERT COLOUR]
is a series of ten colourful (wine red, black red, oxide red, brown red, beige red, tomato red, antique pink, light pink, coral red, and rose) wall based minimal sculptures – each piece consists of two identical elements installed as diptychs directly across the space from each other – magnetic pairs dividing the gallery.

The viewer of the exhibition becomes the body [or someone other than the original writer] that clarifies the situation – what this situation is isn’t clear…

a performative exhibition that relies on the interaction of the visitor.

Perhaps the context in which the work finds itself becomes the situation… either the gallery, the living room, the bedroom, the museum, the city, the country etc.

Or a combination of all of these.

http://dvirgallery.com