*1969 in Leicester, UK
Textile220 x 322 cmFor The World in Bloom, Jonathan Monk takes as a starting point a series of world maps made by the Italian artist Alighiero Boetti in the 1970s and 1980s. In his textile maps, Boetti used the official flags of the world’s countries to mark the different territories. For his remake, Monk opted for almost identical flower prints instead. Rather than sharply underlining borders and highlighting national differences like in Boetti’s original versions, Monk’s update for a globalised world illustrates the contrary: that people – wherever they may live – might not be that different after all.
© 2016, Jonathan Monk