Jonathan Meese

Jonathan Meese WAR 'SAINT JUST (FIRST FLASH)'

Bortolami Gallery

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Free

In the vein of a German Kasperletheater (Punch-and-Judy show) the performance has no script, it will be freely developed around an unannounced theme that Jonathan Meese is choosing for himself as a guideline. Since his student days, performance has been a pivotal part of his art, always related to theater and film both formally and in content. His installations have been platforms for his ideas about the autonomy of art, which he expresses in the ubiquitous term “Dictatorship of Art.” About the upcoming performance, Meese writes: “TOTAL ART = TOTAL METABOLISM Art is total play. All performances and speeches are based on Metabolism, instinct, breathing, sweating and shouting. All action is animalism. Babymeese screams, sleeps, plays and fights. Play, Play, Play…obey, obey, obey…”