Jonathan Monk: The Project Book Project 2003
A bookwork accompanying Jonathan Monk’s first major solo exhibition in England
Jonathan Monk creates a humorous brand of conceptualism. His works, such as his film versions of well known art books, or 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 central role in his practice as the artist draws on his own history, incorporating snapshots and mementos from the family archive.