Salvo Tree Repetition (seven day cycle)

16 November 2021

On 16 November 2021, another work will be exposed in the polyphonic compendium of works that offer an overview of the complex figure of Salvo in the POLYPHONY section, in addition to those already present by Nicolas Party, Nicola Pecoraro and Ramona Ponzini. Salvo Tree Repetition (seven day cycle) by Jonathan Monk will be on display: it is part of the large number of works of the series in which the artist prints images of Salvo’s landscapes, saving only the trees of the original composition. Monk focuses on the concept of repetition, looking at Salvo’s artistic research in a new and ironic perspective.

Jonathan Monk (Leicester, 1969) lives and works in Berlin and Rome. He revises and re-examines seminal works of Conceptual and Minimal art by curiously witty, ingenious and irreverent means. “I realized that being original was almost impossible, so I tried using what was already available as source material for my own work” (JM, 2019). Monk presented solo shows in various institutional spaces, among them: CCA Tel Aviv, Israel (2019); The Gallery at De Montford University, Leicester (2017); Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel/Muttenz (2016); Centro De Arte Contemporaneo (CAC), Malaga (2013). Among his recent group exhibitions: Points de Rencontres, Centre Pompidou (2019); Manifesta 11, Zurich (2016); When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2012); the 50th and 53th Venice Biennales (2003, 2009); Berlin Biennial (2001); Taipei Biennial (2000).