..so different, so appealing? (2010) - Jonathan Monk

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Installation View of "..so different, so appealing?"

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Jonathan Monk, Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller, 2010

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Jonathan Monk, Sony BRAVIA 19 LCD DIGITAL, 2010

In his current exhibition Jonathan Monk is showing fourteen different electronic devices from the area of home entertainment. Powered speakers, a flat-screen monitor, an iPod, a radio alarm clock or an interactive video game console - the new and functional brand name devices selected by Monk form a cross-section of the range of products to be found in an electronics retail store. However, the artist undermines their usability by presenting the individual devices in custom-fitted plexiglass showcases, therefore conserving them as objects.

-- DESCRIPTION FROM THE PRESS RELEASE FOR "..so different, so appealing" AT MEYER RIEGGER

Originally via Contemporary Art Daily