David Haack Monberg
b. 1992 (DK), lives & works in Amsterdam
Sandberg Instituut 2019, Funen Art Academy 2017
Where Plato Taught @Academiae Biennial 2018
The Dirty Art Department, Florence Parot, Saâdane Afif, Catherine Somzé, Daniel Dewar, Jerszy Seymour, Tamara van der Laarse, Aurélien Lepetit, Anna Reutinger, Jean-François Peschot, Pierre Bujeau, Sara Daniel, Walter Götsch, Jason Harvey, Selma Köran, Jeroen Kortekaas, Leslie Lawrence, David Haack Monberg, Rachele Monti, Dani Andres Ordonez Munoz, Léo Ravy, Tomasz Skibicki, Sun Chang, Andrea Lopez Bernal, Lotte Hardeman, Tom Kemp, Quentin Dupuy, Nagaré Willemsen, Giovanni Bozzoli Parasacchi, Andrès Garcia Vidal, Anna Läderach, Nicola Baratto, Ioannis Mouravas, Jasmine Alakari, Erasmus Scherjon, Lovis Caputo, Alessandro Veneruso, Leonardo Ruvolo, Francesca Maciocia, Ana Shametaj, Luca Chiaudano, Emanuele Braga, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, M^C^O, Young Boys Writing Group, Lost Dad Radio, Daddy Issues, and Gucci Nuggets
Curated by Christian Jankowsky
The Wandering School Part 2: Revolution or Bust!
Following the social sculpture of the first ‘Wandering School’, which took place in 2016 with Macao Collective in Milan, ‘The Wandering School Part 2: Revolution or Bust!’ took place as a journey through Greece—as the place of origin of western knowledge, and the stage where the contemporary fight against European and global neoliberal hegemony is played out.
The goal is, if not the actual revolution, the creation of contemporary rituals for the creation of the new world.
Members and friends of the Dirty Art Department left Amsterdam by plane to Bari, and travelled in descending order of technology—by boat from Bari to Patras, by public transport from Patras to Delphi. On arriving in Delphi, they met the Oracle, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, who presented his Ode to Capitalism and explained the revolution in his terms.
Continuing on foot from Delphi to Athens, over mountains and through valleys, there was time for rumination and chances to realize new links between themselves and with those they met along the way.
Once in Athens, they sought out the light through a series of planned and unplanned happenings, lectures, situations and actions. Caught between the impossible fantasy of the Revolution and the real task of self-organising, those involved decided individually and collectively how to proceed and what action to take. These are some residues from the experience.
Take a memory of Greece @Stoa42
feat. DORY, Christopher Lawrence, Leo Ravy, Dani Andres, Walter 'Hanuman' Götsch, Rachele Monti, Tomasz Skibicki, Sun Chang, Jean-François Peschot & Gucci Nuggetz.
Organized by Leo Ravy
40 loving memories, 2018
It is easy to get lost in a city of ghosts, subtle caricatures of the something that was. Authenticity is long gone or perhaps never existed in the first place. What we are left with are new concepts that define our history through hyperlink structures, big data and block chains. The naivety of the algorithm leaves no room for foolish interpretation. It only does what Herodotus, the Father of Lies, could not. It is difficult navigating the vast sea of fragmented information when both the truth and the lie has become familiar instances. In fact, how are we even supposed to navigate in this city? Were we in fact briefly narrating our own authentic experience?
Tell tales slightly defined by their common physical connection to the space, Stoa42. Their upbringing firstly rendered by all the things we experienced on the side. We came, we saw and we left. But, what was the point in the first place?
We are a group consisting mainly of artists and designers from the The Dirty Art Department / Sandberg Institute, based in Amsterdam. We arrived in Athens as a self-organised collective two months ago. Over the course of five weeks we will present a series of works and events at Stoa42. This is the finissage.
2:10:00 h. audio
DIY environment scanner
Left Over or Leftover
Salvaged interior, Limestone paint
Take a memory of Greece
Fuji-film Crystal Paper, Limestone paint
Series of 5
Untitled feat. Hanuman
Look at us here, praise be to god, we are destroying all statues and monuments
USB-stick, embroidery, arch of Palmyra (open-source edition)
Inkjet on paper
Edition of 2
4:05:00 h. video
Photograph - Edition of 5
Look at this fucked up bird I just met @LOSDOK
Group show by The Dirty Art Department after a week of working in the Belly of the Beast.
... for scale, 2017
The Savior @ FAA Project Room
We are trying to survive our time so we may live into yours.
Collaboration with Theis Madsen
The Savior, 2017
Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), Fern (Pteridaceae), Aluminium bracing, Stainless steel, Glass, Silicone, Circulation pump, Polyethylene mat, 3d printed scale model of Temple Mayor, Terra-cotta pot, Air stone, Plastic container, LECA, Rubber tubing, Hose clamps Air pump, Gold-anodized aluminium, Black Lacquer
We are trying to survive our time so we may live into yours, 2017
Gold-anodized aluminium, Black Lacquer, Plexiglass, Mirrorfoil, Aluminum Bracing
Climate related Breakup Binge, 2017
Plastic container, Earthworms, Minced carrot
Give me clean, beautiful and healthy air - not the same old climate change bullshit! I am tired of hearing this nonsense, 2017
Print on UV blocking foil, Diffuser, Pressure gauge, Needle valve, Moulded bottle top with tube retainers, Air block, Water, Citric acid, Baking soda, Plastic bottles, Metal Strap
In Memory of Xolotl, Lord of the Nightstar, Lord of the Underworld, 2017
Artificial agave, Artificial corn, Polythylene mat, Print on melamine plate
Third Year Exhibition @Kunsthal Ulys
Group show by Nanna Katharina Jensen, Tao Sabella Hansen, Jonas Vang Hansen, David Haack Monberg, Allan Cruz, Laurits Bugge Larsen, Simon Fiil Linnemann, Magnus Fischer Vind, Jakob Nilsson, Jesper Nørbæk, Heidi Phoebe Nikolaisen, Ruaridh Phillips & Jack Kemp.
Curated by Nanna Stjernholm Jepsen
Photos by David Stjernholm
Confessions from a teenage king, 2017
Biblical plagues really happened say scientists, 2017
Failed cultivation of burgundy blood algae (Planktothrix Rubescens)
The scam is proven one hundred percent, 2017
Deceased pharaoh styrofoam packaging
Loot, 2017 in collaboration with Jonas Kjeldgaard Sørensen
The Non-Object (shelf), 2016
3D Printed Plaster, MDF, Brackets, Screws Kazimir Malevich, 18th Construction, 1915
The Non-Object (book), 2016
Inkjet on paper, 210 x W140 mm, 70 pages, edition of 10
Modular Exhibit System, 2016
Wood, Paint, Casters, Latches, Ratchet Strap