Jonathan Monk — It’s a circus!



Jonathan Monk
It’s a circus!

Past: March 10 → April 8, 2011

In this exhibition, the artist will present 23 monochrome paintings, which will be installed by a circus troop composed of two acrobats, three juggler, three clowns and two mimes. These paintings are installed into the main gallery following a precise choreographed process dictated by the artist.

Neither the circus performance nor the paintings will be visible to the public; only 23 photographs in the first room of the gallery will document the installation. Monk describes this unusual presentation as an artwork in itself:

« the act painting will be almost hidden the paintings await to be activated. the paintings become what they are during the days before the exhibition is made public. they are nothing at the moment they are there to become something a magical energy will be added by the people who are there to perform the magical act »

A newspaper that explains the origin of the artist’s project will be distributed during the opening of the show.

Jonathan Monk (b.1969, Leicester, England) lives and works in Berlin.

  • Opening Thursday, March 10, 2011
Yvon Lambert Gallery Gallery
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108, rue Vieille du Temple

75003 Paris

T. 01 42 71 09 33 — F. 01 42 71 87 47

Saint-Sébastien – Froissart

Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 1 PM / 2:30 PM – 7 PM
Saturday, 10 AM – 7 PM

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The artist

  • Jonathan Monk