Book — 14 Apr 2017

Social Synthetic presents a comprehensive overview of the artistic career of Seth Price (1973). His innovations, interests, and themes have been widely influential on both his own generation and younger artists, due partly to his approach to digital manipulation and cultural flux, in which a deep kinship with technology meets scepticism towards these advances.

A key theme in Price’s work is the self under technological pressure, which is expressed through his sculptures, installations, films, photography, drawings, paintings, video’s web design, clothing, textiles, music, sound, and poetry.

With respect to the exhibition, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Museum Brandhorst present this extensive and richly illustrated monograph. It displays his varied oeuvre, and features contributions by Cory Arcangel, Ed Halter, Achim Hochdörfer, Branden Joseph, John Kelsey, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Laura Owens, Ariana Reines, and Beatrix Ruf. As put eloquently by Kushner, Price’s work reflects a “vision so accurate it becomes fiction.”

This publication is a coproduction with Buchhandlung Walther König.

Design: Eric Wrenn, editors: Eric Banks, Seth Price, 394 pages, 22.5 x 30.5 cm,  hardcover with transparent dust jacket, English, € 54,95 at the Museum shop (€ 64 in distribution)