Jonathan Meese: In art you have to go too far

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Studio visit to the German artist Jonathan Meese, who believes in The Dictatorship of Art, that art should rule the world, and that playing is the most radical thing you can do.

Jonathan Meese (b. 1970) is a German artist who works with paintings, sculptures, installations and performances, which are all about The Dictatorship of Art.

That art rules the world means that everybody does what he or she does with total passion, Meese says. He wants people not to be instrumentalized, he wants "a new wind".

Interview by Christian Lund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, March 2011.

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Recorded in Jonathan Meese's studio in Berlin by Marie Forchhammer

Produced by Martin Kogi and Christian Lund.

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