Jonas Staal

Jonas Staal, "Art, Property of Politics III, Closes Architecture", 2011

Jonas Staal’s installation is based on the thesis written by Fleur Agema and titled “Closed Architecture”. The paper, written by the second most important person of Geert Wilderds' Freedom Party, concerns an ambitious model for a new prison that focuses on the reconditioning of prisoners by means of four phases. Staal's work is developed through a book, a plan and a 3d virtual tour in the social imagery of a current minister of the State of the Netherlands.

Jonas Staal ‘s work includes interventions in public spaces, exhibitions, lectures and publications. He interprets democracy – democratism – as a Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) from a Beuysian perspective.

Jonas Staal was born in 1981 in Holland. He lives and works in Rotterdam, Holland.