Seth Price

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Seth Price (born 1973 in East Jerusalem) is an influential New York-based multi-disciplinary post-conceptual artist.[1] [2] [3]


In general, Price's work is concerned with the principle of mutability and the appropriation of cultural consumerism. He is concerned with a redistribution[4] of sound, music, and written texts. Thus Price engages in strategies of appropriation, recirculation and packaging so as to consider issues of cultural production and the distribution of information, focusing on the biopolitical implications of networked life.[5] Shifting and manipulating the detritus of commodity culture, he has made 'sculptures and videos; prints and books; music, music videos, and music compilations; wall pieces made of vacuum-formed plastic, iridescent Plexiglas, and a host of other industrial materials; and has created performance pieces and even helped to design a line of clothing.'[6]

Among other things, Price makes digital paintings (most notably, his Calendar Paintings series from 2003-04),[7] videos, writes texts and essays distributed as free PDF files on the internet, creates vacuum-formed reliefs,[8] laminated wood 'silhouette' sculptures,[9] and artworks on crumpled mylar referring to Jihadist internet videos.[10][11] He also has presented numerous noise music and audio art works[12] as well as fabric 'garment sculptures' that resemble business envelopes and are fabricated by couture factories based in Garment District, Manhattan.[13] But Price makes frequent pivots between materials and contexts, based on his work as a new media art theorist. This pivot strategy is summed up by Price as follows: "Sometimes it’s good to go forward and then double back, and circle around again. To those who turned their feet around so that their tracks would confuse their pursuers: why not walk backward?".[14]


Price's work was exhibited in 2005 in the Cneai, in the 2002 and 2008 Whitney Biennials,[15] at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and in documenta 13 in 2012. He has had solo exhibitions at MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna; Kunsthalle Zürich; Modern Art Oxford (with Kelley Walker); Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada; Artists Space, New York; and Year, New York (with Mai-Thu Perret).[16]

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Seth Price is represented by Reena Spaulings Fine Art and Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi in Berlin. [17] [18] [19]


  1. ^ [1] The New York Times, February 22, 2008
  2. ^ [2] 'Short Circuit' by Chris Wiley, in '2000 Words: Seth Price,' Deste Foundation, 2014
  3. ^ Seth Price Biography at EAI
  4. ^ Seth Price biography at EAI
  5. ^ [3] David Joselit on Seth Price, October 138, Fall 2011, pp. 81-94
  6. ^ [4] 'Short Circuit' by Chris Wiley, in '2000 Words: Seth Price,' Deste Foundation, 2014
  7. ^ Seth Price's 'calendar paintings'
  8. ^ Seth Price's vacuum-formed sculptures
  9. ^ Seth Price's 'silhouette' sculptures
  10. ^ Seth Price's mylar sculptures
  11. ^ Tim Griffin, The Personal Effects of Seth Price in Artforum June, 2009
  12. ^ Seth Price audio art works at Ubuweb
  13. ^ Seth Price's 'Garment sculptures'
  14. ^ Seth Price at Reena Spaulings
  15. ^ Seth Price / Whitney Museum
  16. ^ Seth Price Electronic Arts Intermix.
  17. ^ Seth Price at Petzel
  18. ^ Price at Reena Spaulings
  19. ^ Seth Price at Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

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