Yonatan Vinitsky for The Workshop of Matt Montini
Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 centimeters)
Edition of 25
© Yonatan Vinitsky for The Workshop of Matt Montini, 2020.
A found vintage exhibition poster striped from its information content leaving the bare design of the poster to become its subject. The title of the work, “Everything will be as it is now, just a little different.”, is mirrored at the bottom, passed from Gershom Scholem to Walter Benjamin to Ernst Bloch to Giorgio Agamben to Ben Lerner’s novel 10:04 (2014). Using the font OCR-A, a standardized, monospaced font designed by American Type Founders in 1968 for “Optical Character Recognition" on electronic devices, to be recognised both by computers and humans. The green colour is matching Matt Montini’s first clipper ship sail.
Yonatan Vinitsky (b. 1980, Jerusalem) is an artist living and working between Canterbury, UK and Paris, FR. In 2006 he gained his BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London and in 2009 his MA in Sculpture at Royal College of Art, London. Between 2013-2014 he attended the Le Pavillon residency at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
In spring 2020 he initiated ‘The Workshop of Matt Montini’, as a collaborative vessel to initiate and produce affordable and practical objects for all ages that are designed to be lived with, next to, and alongside. Thinking together about what it means to be a maker today and what production might look like in the future. The Inaugural collection of the workshop “Everything will be as it is now, just a little different” consisting of 13 products, such as candles, caps, clocks and toys among others, was launched in 0ctober 2020. https://the-workshop-of-matt-montini.myshopify.com/
Recent solo projects includes: ‘The Cosmos’, The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2020), ‘Brochure’, Solid View, London (2019) and ‘Real Life’, onestar press, Paris (2019). Recent group shows includes: ‘Knock Knock’, South London Gallery, London (2018), curated by Ryan Gander and Margot Heller, ‘M. QUELQUE CHOSE’, Les Bains-Douches (2018), curated by It's Our Playground, and ‘Fonds International d’Objets Imprimés de Petite Taille’, Touring Exhibition (2018-2020), curated by Syndicat, Paris.
Vinitsky published six books in the past few years, including: ‘The Middle of the World’, Empire Books, 2017, which was launched at Jeu de Paume, Paris and Tate Modern, London, ‘Real Life’, onestar press, Paris, 2019, ‘WIND – Five Variations on a Theme’, Public School Editions, 2014 and ‘The Neglected Genie’, The Estate of Matt Montini, 2011.