October 918 2020

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Tactile Palaces: Buckingham

Video Art
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Jonathan Monaghan
Release Year
United States
TACTILE PALACES is a series of hypnotic digital animations where a hand in a velvet glove caresses pieces of interior architecture from iconic European palaces such as the Louvre. The series draws on the disconnect between the tangible and virtual while commenting on desire and wealth in the digital age.



Jonathan Monaghan is an artist working across a range of media, including prints, sculpture and computer animated video, to produce otherworldly objects and narratives. Drawing on wide-ranging sources, such as historical artworks and science fiction, his fantastical pieces uncover subconscious anxieties associated with technology and consumerism. Past exhibitions include The Sundance Film Festival, The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, and The Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His work has been featured in several media outlets including The New York Times and Vogue.