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JONATHAN MONK, Measurements, 2021 [NAK Edition – Postkarten]

JONATHAN MONK, Measurements, 2021
14,8 x 10,5 cm
offset, postcard
signed, numbered
edition 20
published by NAK / Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
inv.JMon 1110_1113

In 1969 Mel Bochner became renown for his “Measurement rooms” for which architectural features of a room were measured and marked out directly onto the walls. Jonathan Monk is known for reproducing art works taken from art history, i.e. (re)making the same work, but in a different way. For “Measurements” (2021) Monk has marked in green printed lines the height and width of a postcard depicting the view of a “Measurement Room”. On the backside of the card he wrote with the help of a ruler, as a straight line support: ‘Written with a ruler for …’ giving this work a hand made touch. This way of working is comparable to ‘My height in Yellow Highlighter Pen, 2010’ and ink stamped postcard ‘The Distance between you and me’, 2014. Usually he leaves it merely to a mechanical reproduction. KvG

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