Jonathan Monk - Untitled (white vase) - 2016
Jonathan Monk was in residence in Museo Carlo Zauli for the 12th Edition of the artist-in-residence program, from June until October 2015. During this period inspired by the lab objects used by Zauli, Monk has designed this work for a limited edition of 16 unique works painted by hand. The shape is realized with a mold taken from the copper oxide original container used by Carlo Zauli in the late 50s and the 60s.
Medium: ceramic (Silebelco white clay wM2520 fired at 1000 degrees. Ground chamotte with colored oxides: green, copper, brown, black, orange. White matte polish AM 9612 applied after firing.
Dimensions: 21 x 12,5 x 5,5 cm
Weight: 3 kg
Edition of 16 + 4 AP (each unique)
Bottle is stamped and comes with an artist signed CoA
Price: € 1.220 ex VAT
You can order this edition directly at Museum Carlo Zauli
Museo Carlo Zauli is a container that through its collections and various activities since 2002 has explored and spread the contemporary art in all its forms with a special attention to ceramics, the peculiar material of the local tradition. In fact, the museum is located in Faenza in the very centre, in the spaces that since 1949 have belonged to Carlo Zauli, one of the most representative sculptors of the XX century. His work and history are here promoted through the management of the archives, itinerary exhibitions, publications and lectures. The spaces were planned so as to narrate with updated means the vitality and the meetings of the artists who had characterized the atmosphere of the working shop since 1949. MCZ has become a point of reference for the production and spreading of contemporary art, thanks to the artist-in-residence program, lectures, contemporary music and theatre, didactic courses. Since 2014 the museum houses a fablab. The museum houses Carlo Zauli collection displayed along a chronological path and a contemporary section of ceramics that includes works by Yuri Ancarani, Salvatore Arancio, Gianni Caravaggio, Alberto Garutti, Francesco Gennari, Eva Marisaldi, Mathieu Mercier, Maurizio Mercuri, Jonathan Monk, Daniel Silver, Luca Trevisani, Sislej Xhafa and many more.
The museum originated from the transformation of Carlo Zauli's atelier into a space dedicated to contemporary languages. The museum mission is based on two keywords that have characterized its reason of being since 1949: Meeting and Experimentation. Inspired by Carlo Zauli's words, who wrote that he truly became the sculptor we know after spending time with some important artists such as Lucio Fontana, Leoncillo Leonardi and Alberto Burri, this program creates knowledge and exchange occasions between the guest artist, who doesn't generally know the territory and the material, and the local artists, the craftsmen, the students and the whole town.