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Jonathan Meese

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Jonathan Meese at GEM, The Hague October 1st, 2011 - January 15th, 2012
Posted 12/26/11

GEM, The Hague’s museum for contemporary art, presents TOTALZELBSTPORTRAIT, a solo exhibition by German artist Jonathan Meese. The title (translatable as “Total Self-Portrait") leads you to think the central person in the show must be the artist himself, but that’s only partially true. The artist’s image does figure in almost all of the works, but paradoxically, according to Meese the works aren’t about him. But then the question remains, why is he in all those paintings? Jonathan Meese has a clear vision of... [more]

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Jonathan Meese at Galerie Daniel Templon January 8th, 2011 - February 19th, 2011
Posted 1/11/11

Following a two-year absence from the world of gallery exhibitions, Berlin artist Jonathan Meese has chosen Paris as the venue for his reappearance. Often described as the enfant terrible of the Berlin art scene, Jonathan Meese is now 40 — and as turbulent as ever. He is displaying his work at the two Galerie Templon spaces, with a group of recent paintings exhibited at the Rue Beaubourg venue and, opposite, an installation of sculptures at Impasse Beaubourg. The new paintings ar... [more]

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Jonathan Meese at Modern Art January 15th, 2009 - February 21st, 2009
Posted 2/7/09

        Every time I think of Jonathan Meese I would like to believe that he is exactly the way that he portrays himself in his work. Meese is a mix between an insane “Art” dictator/ cult leader and an angsty death-rock teenager trapped inside a thirty-nine-year-old mans body. He is a painter, sculptor, and performance artist. His work is an amalgamation of his entire personae, his likes and dislikes, his fascinations, and current obsessions all rolled into recognizable “art treats’ for viewers to di... [more]

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