Jordan Wolfson: Manic / Love / Truth / Love

Introduction by Beatrix Ruf and Martijn van Vieuwenhuyzen. Texts by Alison M. Gingeras and Jamieson Webster, Jack Bankowsky, and Mark Godfrey.

Exploring new works by the provocative and irreverent American multimedia artist Jordan Wolfson.

Jordan Wolfson is known for his thought-provoking works in a wide range of media, including video, sculpture, installation, photography, and performance.

Produced in partnership with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this book focuses on two major new works, Colored Sculpture (2016) and Female Figure (2014). Operating somewhere between sculpture and interactive installation, these pieces rely on Wolfson’s contradictory relationship with technology to create an unsettling tension between the figure and the spectacle. Like Real Violence, Wolfson’s virtual-reality piece shown at the Whitney Biennial, and indeed much of his work in other media, the perspective becomes more complex once the works engage with viewers through movement and sound.

With original texts by Jack Bankowsky, Alison Gingeras, and Joey Frank illustrated with details of Wolfson’s other major works and installations—including his critically acclaimed films Animation, masks (2011) and Raspberry Poser (2012)—this is the most important book on Wolfson’s work to date.


Publisher: Rizzoli Electa

Artists: Jordan Wolfson

Designer: Joseph Logan

Publication Date: 2018

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 in | 29.2 x 39.4 cm

Pages: 128

Reproductions: illustrated throughout

ISBN: 9780847860678

Retail: $65 | £50

Status: Available

Jordan Wolfson

Jordan Wolfson was born in 1980 in New York, and he is currently based between New York and Los Angeles. In 2003, he received his B.F.A. in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. The artist joined David Zwirner in 2013, and his first gallery solo exhibition was presented in New York in 2014. Prominent institutions which have hosted solo shows include Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent; Chisenhale Gallery, London (both 2013); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Gallery at The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), Los Angeles (both 2012); Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2011); CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2009); Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, New York (2008); Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy (2007); and Kunsthalle Zürich (2004). In 2009, Wolfson received the prestigious Cartier Award from the Frieze Foundation, which helps an artist from outside the United Kingdom realize a major project at Frieze Art Fair in London. Work by Wolfson is held in public collections worldwide, including Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy; Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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