Jonathan Meese / Mama Johnny / Deichtorhallen Hamburg / part 1

Jonathan Meese belongs to the German elite of younger artists who currently find international recognition. The current show at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg is the first comprehensive display of Jonathan Meese’s work in Germany. On around 2500 sqm the exhibition “Mama Johnny” comprises a total of 150 paintings, sculptures, photographic works and installations. On April 27th and 28th, the director Frank Castorf and the ensemble of the Volksbühne performed exclusively in Hamburg the production of Pitigrilli’s scandalous 1920’s novel “Kokain”. The fully functional theater is produced by Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin. Exhibition and theater are intertwined in Meese’s show at the Deichtorhallen like rarely seen before. On May 24th, Jonathan Meese himself can be seen on the revolving stage with his performance of “THE GEOMETRICAL GOD” (the hermetic, ZEUSLIKE NEUTRALITY of Tyrannis). Opening reception at Deichtorhallen and after show party, Hamburg, Germany, April 27, 2006. Part 1/3.
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