LAVERONICA

Jonas Staal

Jonas Staal (Netherland/1981) lives and works in Rotterdam.
He is an artist whose work focuses on the relationship between art, democracy and propaganda. He is founder of the artistic and political organization New World Summit that develops alternative parliaments for stateless political movements. Staal’s work includes public interventions, exhibitions, theater performances, and publications. His work was exhibited at the 7th Berlin Biennale (2012) and the 31st São Paulo Biennale (2014). The first overview of the New World Summit was shown in Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana (2015) and the first overview of his school, the New World Academy in Centraal Museum Utrecht NL (2015). His publications Post-propaganda (Fonds BKVB, 2009) and Power?... To Which People?! (Jap Sam Books, 2010) provide the theoretical basis for his work. He recently edited the publication Stateless Democracy (BAK, 2015) on the cultural revolution in West-Kurdistan.
Staal currently works on his PhD research entitled Art and Propaganda in the 21st Century at the University of Leiden. He is further involved in a collaboration with the autonomus government of West-Kurdistan in Syria to construct the first public parliament in the region.

 

BIO
Anatomy of a Revolution: Azawad

Anatomy of a Revolution: Azawad, 2015

Archival print on Canson InfinityFine art on Platine Fibre RAG Diasec 2 mm anti-reflex/Dibond 3 mm/prof
50 × 75 cm

Anatomy of a Revolution: Rojava

Anatomy of a Revolution: Rojava, 2015

Archival print on Canson Infinity, Fine art on Platine Fibre RAG Diasec 2 mm anti-reflex/Dibond 3 mm/prof
50 × 75 cm

New World Summit - Rojava

New World Summit - Rojava, 2015-16

Blueback wallpaper
300 × 200 cm

New World Summit – Rojava (architectural model)

New World Summit – Rojava (architectural model), 2015-16

Maquette, Styreen, MDF, perspex
998 × 998 × 290 cm

Untitled

Untitled, 2015

Ink on paper
21 × 13 cm

Beyond Allegories

Beyond Allegories, 2014

city hall Amsterdam manifestation between artists, politicians and activists

New World Summit - Brussels (architectural model)

New World Summit - Brussels (architectural model), 2014

Maquette, plexiglass, wooden structure
1350 × 900 × 1330 cm

Nosso Lar, Brasília

Nosso Lar, Brasília, 2014

Styreen, MDF, perspex
1000 × 1000 × 150 cm

Nosso Lar, Brasilia (map)

Nosso Lar, Brasilia (map), 2014

Dibond, wooden frame
1500 × 1500 cm

Freethinkers’ Space Continued

Freethinkers’ Space Continued, 2013

exhibition and maquette

Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennial

Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennial, 2013

free phone application

Monument to Capital

Monument to Capital, 2013

Part I: Video 06’48''; Part II: Lightbox

Monument to capital

Monument to capital, 2013

Video - 06‘48‘‘ + billboard - print, dibond, wood

New World Summit - Berlin (architectural model)

New World Summit - Berlin (architectural model), 2012

Maquette, plexiglass, wooden structure
90 × 90 × 117 cm

New World Summit - Leiden (architectural model)

New World Summit - Leiden (architectural model), 2012

Maquette, plexiglass, wooden structure
700 × 700 × 1170 cm

New World Summit, 2012-ongoing

New World Summit, 2012-ongoing

artistic and political organization

Closed Architecture (4 animations)

Closed Architecture (4 animations), 2011

video animations
6‘09‘‘

Closed Architecture (architectural model)

Closed Architecture (architectural model), 2011

Architectural model
200 × 200 cm

Closed Architecture (drawings)

Closed Architecture (drawings), 2011

Copy of a drawing by Fleur Agema showing the first phase of the prison model, redrawn by artist Jonas Staal various dimensions

Closed Architecture (Map)

Closed Architecture (Map), 2011

map
130 × 110 cm

Closed Architecture (Wallprint)

Closed Architecture (Wallprint), 2011

Wallprint, various dimensions

SOCIAL EXPERIMENT

SOCIAL EXPERIMENT, 2011

police training for art students and artists

Be Free! Or else…

Be Free! Or else…, 2010

public intervention

Publications

Publications, 2009-2015

books series

The Geert Wilders Works

The Geert Wilders Works, 2005-2008

installation