Torre Bonomo
Jonathan Monk

Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, Opening 29 June 2024
Torre Bonomo, Via della Basilica 8, Spoleto

A Mahler & LeWitt Studios project with Valentina Bonomo and the Torre Bonomo, curated by Vittoria Bonifati

Jonathan Monk presents new work in the Torre Bonomo, including ceramic sculptures made in Deruta during his residency at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios which respond to the work of Sol LeWitt. Monk is a Berlin-based British artist whose varied practice recalls the procedural strategies typical of Conceptual and Minimalist art of the 1960s and 1970s. However, these approaches are often grounded by a personal or playful twist. His work reflects on the tendency of contemporary art to devour references; he simultaneously pays homage to figures such as Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman and Lawrence Weiner, whilst demystifying the creative process and suggesting alternative models for how art and the role of the artist can be interpreted. The exhibition will include the 16mm film A Cube Sol LeWitt photographed by Carol Huebner using nine different light sources and all their combinations front to back back to front forever (2001).