Uwe Bohm Urkinski, Jonathan Meese
Jonathan Meese
Uwe Bohm Urkinski
Back to top

Jonathan Meese

Uwe Bohm Urkinski, 1998


Dimensions
150.0 x 117.0 cm
Physical Description
Collage
Inventory Number
2248
Acquisition
Acquired in 2007 as gift of the artist. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

Texts

About the Work

Jonathan Meese does not order things. The viewer’s gaze compulsorily follows what is shown without a sense of hierarchy: images of Claudia Schiffer, Charles Bronson, Barbarella and Che Guevara blend with handwritten sayings, the name of Caligula and those of the eponymous actors Uwe Bohm and Klaus Kinski, along with the artist’s photographs. Only superficially disparate, they are all linked by their background as part of pop culture. As “Urkinski” and “Urbronson”, as a silkscreen print that has been reproduced a million times, as advertising photography or even as a self-creating artist individual, they have long since established themselves in our cultural awareness. “Overkill Instead of Reduction” is the premise behind the work process in which, during the course of (constantly escalating) attrition warfare, the artist allows the individual pictorial elements to compete with each other until they cancel each other out and only one thing remains: “The Dictatorship of Art”.

Video

  • Kunst nach 1945: Jonathan Meese
    In unserer Filmreihe stellen wir regelmäßig Werke aus der Sammlung „Kunst nach 1945" im Städel Museum vor. Im aktuellsten Film fordert Jonathan Meese einen Paradigmenwechsel und ruft die Diktatur der Kunst aus. Seine revolutionären Ideen demonstriert der Künstler anhand seiner Arbeiten „UWE BOHM URKINSKI" und „DER ANTINOSTALGISCHE KNÜPPEL AUSM SACK (Die DIKTATUR der Kunst tickt)", aus der Sammlung des Städel Museums. http://www.staedelmuseum.de/de

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Uwe Bohm Urkinski (Original Title)
Artist
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Collage
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet, signiert und datiert (v.o.n.u. und v.l.n.r.): Go / AHOI DE ANGST / ICH / Go / Come / 2007 / De [...] on / OLD EGYPT / LOVE / RETTE MICH / Clan NABAB / GO To JAIL / OLD / Clan of Clan / GOLD / HATE / UR BRONSON / LOVE / ICH / ZEUS / NABOB / ICH / LOVE / CALIGULA / GO / X / DU BIST / D.A.F. / AHOI DE ANGST / XXX / NONNINEI SAGT: DU BIST HEXN [...] SEI D.A.F. / LOVE / GO TO JAIL / UWE BOHM URKINSKI / Jonathan Meese 98

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 2007 as gift of the artist. Property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Associated Source
  • Barbarella, Science-Fiction-Film, 1968, Regisseur Roger Vadim
  • Barbarella, Comic, ab 1962, Zeichner Jean-Claude Forest

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary
  • 46D3 newspaper, news-sheet
  • 45B55 guard of honour

More to discover

Contact

Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?

Last import

20.08.2019