The Odd Couple (Bornholm Version)

Jonathan Monk


İstanbul, Türkiye

In his works which take their cue from images of popular culture and explore the meaning of art, Jonathan Monk reinterprets concepts such as authorship, originality and creativity. The artist often uses ready-made objects, reappropriating the works and ideas of leading artists such as Ed Ruscha, Sol LeWitt and John Baldessari. Monk’s work titled "The Odd Couple (Bornholm Version)" draws upon his personal history and a pendulum clock engraved in his memory from visits to his grandparents. The two clocks facing one another situated at very close proximity neither let us read the time, nor get synchronised and toll at the same time. "The Odd Couple" conveys the joyful manner in which the artist manipulates time and space.


  • Title: The Odd Couple (Bornholm Version)
  • Creator: Jonathan Monk
  • Date Created: 2011
  • Physical Dimensions: Grandfather clock: 210.5 × 58.5 × 21.5 cm, Grandmother clock: 197.5 × 57.5 × 23 cm
  • Rights: Arter Photo: Orhan Cem Çetin
  • Medium: Clocks

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