Jonathan Meese

19. March 2021

Release musical album

MEESE X HELL

HAB KEINE ANGST, HAB KEINE ANGST,
ICH BIN DEINE ANGST

Buback Tonträger

Hamburg

Text

Yeah! The music of Munich techno and house producer Hell meets the linguistic acrobatics of Jonathan Meese for the first time. In an experimental studio session, the artists met back in 2019 to explore where the joint journey could go. Hell's stylistic interests mixed with Meese's musical idols - from DAF to Sisters of Mercy to Kraftwerk - can now be heard on this techno-elegiac album. But the secret star of the disc is mother Brigitte Meese, who accompanied the duo with her spoken word vocals.

The artists
Music & Production: DJ Hell
Coproduction: Tim Knapp
Lyrics: Jonathan Meese
Voice: Jonathan Meese, Brigitte Meese
Album artwork: Jonathan Meese, Daniel Richter
ERZ-Thanks to DAF

Layout: Karsten Heller, Berlin
LP Packshots: Lukas Barnes
Photo: Jan Bauer
Video: DJ Hell X Michael Ullrich
Recording studio: Trixx Studio, Berlin
Label: Buback Tonträger, Hamburg

15. February 2020

Premiere

LOLITA (R)EVOLUTION (RUFSCHÄDIGENST) -
IHR ALLE SEID DIE LOLITA EURER SELBST!

Theater Dortmund 

Dortmund 

Works Text

With "Lolita", Jonathan Meese developed a theater project with and for the Theater Dortmund. Based on the equally controversial and world-famous novel Lolita by the Russian author Vladimir Nabokov, he places the myth of Lolita at the center of his art, a (r)evolutionary utopia. Rich in associations and with powerful imagery, he transfers the novel into his mythological cosmos: Lolita as the ideal image of the woman, the completely instinctive seductress who actually has no interests of her own, except for this: the perfect embodiment of a new order to be established. Lolita here becomes the ideal, mere image of a thing, pure weapon, which is no longer a human being but a state, like - for Meese - Marquis de Sade, Oscar Wilde, Scarlett Johansson or Adolf Hitler. The ensemble members and guests take on all the characters of the novel simultaneously: each is a Lolita or a Dolly or a Dolores or simply a Lo. Of course you are also Lolita's mother, Dolores Haze and the main protagonist Humbert Humbert as well as his rival Clare Quilty. Without fixed arrangements, each evening an independent performance is created.

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The artists: Maximilian Brauer, Jonathan Meese, Henning Nass, Uwe Schmieder, Bernhard Schütz, Lilith Stangenberg, Anke Zillich

direction / stage / costumes Jonathan Meese
Costume collaboration: Mona Ulrich
Stage collaboration: Louisa Robin, Christiane Thomas
dramaturgy: Henning Nass, Dirk Baumann
Lighting: Sibylle Stuck
Sound: Andreas Sülberg
Assistant director: Péter Sanyó
Stage design assistance: Anita Ackva
Costume assistance: Friederike Wörner
stage management: Tilla Wienand
Artistic Director: Kay Voges

Photos: Jan Bauer
Venue: Theater Dortmund

"ZED de KUNST HÄNGERZ de SAALSCHUSS"

2020 acrylic and permanent marker on digital print 40.5 x 30.4 cm
Photography:
Jan Bauer

"ZARDOZ de FANTOMASN HÄNGERZ de WEISSER BABYHAI"

2020 acrylic and permanent marker on digital print 40.5 x 30.4 cm
Photography:
Jan Bauer

"DAF de FAN HÄNGERZ d'ELDORADOZ"

2020 acrylic and permanent marker on digital print 40.5 x 30.4 cm
Photography:
Jan Bauer

"MUMIN DE GESAMTKUNSTWERK DEUTSCHLAND HÄNGERZ de LIEBE"

2020 permanent marker and pen on digital print 30.4 x 40.5 cm
Photography:
Jan Bauer

"Diktatorenquartetteinhornherzbluthängerz de Josey Bloodaddy!"

2019 acrylic, permanent marker and mixed media on paper 42 x 59.4 x 2 cm
Photography:
Jan Bauer

Festival of Cooperations: Honiggarten V: Hagen von Troja – Held aus den Ardennen 1
20 September, 5:30 pm
Literaturhaus Berlin
Fasanenstraße 23, Berlin

Good To Talk: Talkie Talk
12 September, 4 - 5:30 pm
Wilhelm Hallen
Kopenhagener Straße 60 - 72, Berlin

ARTZUID- AMSTERDAM SCULPTUUR BIËNNALE
1 JULY - 17 OCTOBER 2021
Amsterdam

ONBOARDS Biennial
28 JUNE - 25 JULY 2021
Antwerp

POSTPONED: Universe World Premiere
"KAMPF-L.O.L.I.T.A. (EVOLUTION IST CHEF) oder L.O.L.I.T.A.D.Z.I.O. (ZARDOZ FLIEGT WIEDER!)"
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Jonathan Meese
THE DR: MABUSENLOLITA (BETWEEN ABSTRACTION AND DELUSION)
12 MARCH - 29 MAY 2021
Krinzinger Gallery
Vienna

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Galleries

Sies+Höke, Düsseldorf
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Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
galeriekrinzinger@chello.at

Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
info@timvanlaeregallery.com

David Nolan Gallery, New York
info@davidnolangallery.com

Bernier/Eliades, Athens/Brussels
bernier@bernier-eliades.com
brussels@bernier-eliades.com


Biography

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Creative Direction & Design
Torsten Lesszinsky

Co-Direction & Development
Stefan Wunderwald

19. March 2021

Release musical album

MEESE X HELL

HAB KEINE ANGST, HAB KEINE ANGST,
ICH BIN DEINE ANGST

Buback Tonträger

Hamburg

15. February 2020

Premiere

LOLITA (R)EVOLUTION (RUFSCHÄDIGENST) -
IHR ALLE SEID DIE LOLITA EURER SELBST!

Theater Dortmund 

Dortmund 

30. March 2019 – 9. June 2019

Solo exhibition

DR. ZUHAUSE : K.U.N.S.T. (ERZLIEBE)

VATER - LIEBE

Overbeck-Gesellschaft

Lübeck

30. March 2019 – 4. August 2019

Solo exhibition

DR. ZUHAUSE : K.U.N.S.T. (ERZLIEBE)

MUTTER - EVOLUTION

Kunsthalle St. Annen

Lübeck

17. February 2019 – 4. August 2019

Solo exhibition

DR. ZUHAUSE : K.U.N.S.T. (ERZLIEBE) 

GROSSVATER - GOLD

Günter Grass Haus

Lübeck

17. February 2019 – 31. March 2019

Solo exhibition

DR. ZUHAUSE : K.U.N.S.T. (ERZLIEBE)

GROSSMUTTER - MACHT

St. Petri zu Lübeck

Lübeck

15. November 2018 – 3. March 2019

Solo exhibition

DIE IRRFAHRTEN DES MEESE

Pinakothek der Moderne

München

30. October 2017

Gespräch mit Susanne Beyer und Ulrike Knöfel
DER SPIEGEL live im Spiegelsaal

Clärchens Ballhaus

Berlin

4. June 2017

Uraufführung

MONDPARSIFAL ALPHA 1-8

(ERZMUTTERZ DER ABWEHRZ)

Theater an der Wien

Wien

15. October 2017 – 19. October 2017

Solo exhibition

ERZGRÜNER TOTALSTHÜGEL DE LARGE

(EVOLUTIONSPARSIFAL´S MONDRAUM)

Berliner Festspiele

Berlin

15. October 2017

Premiere

MONDPARSIFAL BETA 8-13

(VON EINEM, DER AUSZOG DEN „WAGNERIANERN
DES GRAUENS“ DAS „GEILSTGRUSELN“ ZU ERZLEHREN...)

Berliner Festspiele

Berlin

2. June 2017 – 5. August 2017

Solo exhibition

DE PAKT MIT RICHARD WAGNERZ

(GESTATTENS’: DIE HÜGLEJANERZ HEBENS’ AB…)

Galerie Krinzinger

Wien, Österreich

12. May 2017 – 18. June 2017

Intervention

PARSIFAL´S TRAUM: CHEFSACHE K.U.N.S.T.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

Wien, Österreich

30. November 2010 – 13. February 2011

Solo exhibition

SCULPTURE

Museum of Contemporary Art

North Miami

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