Jonathan Meese: My Über Daddys
Trade Fair Palace
Dukelských hrdinů 47
Metro C – Vltavská
Tram 6, 17 – Veletržní palác
Tram 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 17, 25, 26 – Strossmayerovo náměstí
Place: Trade Fair Palace
The artistic work of Jonathan Meese (b. 1970) integrates paintings, sculptures, installations, performances, drawings, collages and works for the stage. During the opening of the exhibition Artists and Prophets. Schiele, Hundertwasser, Kupka, Beuys and Others the artist presented an art performance created specially for the National Gallery in Prague. Within its course he conversed from a hideout with the prophets featured in that show. In the Trade Fair Palace’s Small Vestibule until 18 October 2015, a collection of his paintings tellingly entitled My Über Daddys is featured that also allude to the activities and impact of the prophets. The interview with Jonathan Meese here.
From the beginning of his creative years, the concept of integral art, emphasis on performance art, the notion of art as the counterworld and “the dictatorship of art” that define all of Meese’s works link his oeuvre with the theater. Meese became widely acclaimed during his debut at the 1st Berlin Biennale in 1998, where his art installation celebrated a panoply of heroes and antiheroes from world history, mythology, film and pop culture. Thereafter followed numerous invitations from renowned art institutions to exhibit and perform there, among them the Tate Modern London, MoMA PS1 New York, Kestnergesellschaft Hannover, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Magasin Grenoble and Gemeentemuseum The Hague.
Trade Fair Palace, Small Vestibule