Jonathan Monk

Jonathan Monk

Show Me Your Phone

British artist Jonathan Monk agreed to let us have a glimpse into his phone. Watch him as he shows us content ranging from photos of Starbucks cups with alternative names on them, to a video of a slightly bigger copy of his nose.

“I did this little thing in Starbucks, because they always ask you your name and they write it unto the cup, and in one of them I said my name was Donald, and in another place I said my name was Judd. And then I had these two cups – Donald and Judd. I thought it was quite funny,” Monk humorously comments on one of the pictures from his camera roll.

Jonathan Monk (b. 1969) is a British conceptual artist, who lives and works in Berlin and Glasgow. His work has been shown at e.g. Palais de Tokyo and Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the Whitney Biennial (2006) and the 50th and 53rd Venice Biennales. He is the recipient of the 2012 Prix du Quartier Des Bains, and his work is held in the collections of prominent venues such as Moderna Museet in Stockholm, SMK (National Gallery of Denmark) in Copenhagen, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Tate Collection in London.

Jonathan Monk was interviewed by Kasper Bech Dyg at Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen, Denmark in November 2016.

Camera: Klaus Elmer
Produced and edited by: Kasper Bech Dyg
Copyright: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2017

Supported by Nordea-fonden

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