Jonathan Monk: Until Then....If Not Before
Published by Domaine De Kerguehennec.
Edited and with text by Frédéric Paul. Interviews and contributions by Pierre Bismuth, David Shrigley, Ed Ruscha, Ceal Floyer, Claude Closky, John Baldessari.
Jonathan Monk, born in the UK in 1969, is a dry-humored mischief-maker who explores 1960s influences in installations, photography, film, sculpture and performance. He has met with success--in 2006 his work appeared in New Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and at the Tate Triennial. Interviewed here, he tells the respected artist David Shrigley, "it is sometimes difficult to understand where it [art] all begins and ends… the unanswerable question keeps us all going." His work is just as quotable, including signs that read, "Meeting point" and "This painting should ideally be hung to the left of an Ed Ruscha." Not coincidentally, this volume includes contributions from influential supporters including Mr. Ruscha and John Baldessari.