News — 12 Apr 2017

Amsterdam, April 4, 2017 - The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents the first survey worldwide of the American artist Seth Price (1973, Palestine). Encompassing more than 150 works created between 2000 and 2017, the exhibition offers the first comprehensive overview of his oeuvre so far. Ranging across mediums and disciplines, the exhibition will include examples of sculpture, installation,16mm film, video, photography, drawing, painting, clothing and textiles, web design, music and sound, and poetry. Besides a large selection of pieces from the artist’s most important series since 2000, the show will feature a number of new works.

Beatrix Ruf, Director of the Stedelijk Museum:
“I consider Seth Price a key figure in how he approaches technology and artistic authorship. He twists and surprises, what can be artistic realisations, like a painting, a film, sculpture or a photograph.
His oeuvre is defined by a kinship with technological progress and the impact of today’s digital culture on our lives. His oeuvre is filled at the same time with scepticism towards the advances of technologies as it is playfully using its limitations and failures.”

Click here for the first press release with more information about the exhibition.

New work: Social Synth

Price created this large-scale video specifically for the museum’s grand staircase. A robot camera spent six hours moving across the skin of a squid, taking over ten thousand photographs, which Price then processed through satellite map-making technology and 3D graphics software to yield this projection. In this hybrid work natural and artificial are intertwined, and a computer-generated reflection becomes the protagonist in a strange landscape.

Seth Price, Excerpt from Redistribution, 2007– , single-channel video, length variable Courtesy of the artist

Public Program

Ei Arakawa with Dan Poston and Stefan Tcherepnin:
How to DISappear in America: The Musical
Thursday April 13 (preview) + Friday April 14 and Saturday April 15, 2017
How To DISappear in America: The Musical is a performance installation based on the eponymous book by artist Seth Price, developed by artist Ei Arakawa with writer Dan Poston and composer and artist Stefan Tcherepnin. 
Language: English
Location: Teijin Auditorium
Time: April 13: 8.35 – 11pm, April 14: 8pm, April 15: 4pm
Admission: Museumkaart € 5 / students € 12,50 / regular € 20
Click here for tickets for April 14, click here for tickets for April 15

Josephine Bosma: Seth Price & Jordan Wolfson
Wednesday April 19, 2017

Time: 3-4 pm
Language: English
Location: Exhibition galleries
Journalist and critic Josephine Bosma guides you over the Seth Price and Jordan Wolfsons exhibitions- the most recent in a series of solo exhibitions by emerging artists at the Stedelijk. Previously we showed solo exhibitions by Ed Atkins (2015), Avery Singer (2016) and John Rafman (2016).
More info soon online.

Seth Price: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century
Sunday September 3, 2017
Theory program during the closing weekend of Seth Price: Socal Synthetic, with international renowed curators in the field of information technology, media and art.
More info soon online.

Seth Price, Untitled, 2016, photography: Ron Amstutz


A comprehensive monographic publication will be available, featuring contributions by Cory Arcangel, Ed Halter, Achim Hochdörfer, Branden Joseph, John Kelsey, Rachel Kushner with Laura Owens, Michelle Kuo, and Ariana Reines.
Price € 54,95 in the Museumshop (€ 64 in distribution) | Hardcover with transparant cover | English | 22,5 x 30,5 cm | circa 400 page's | design: Eric Wrenn | in cooperation with König publishers

Note to editors

For more information and images, please contact the Press Office of the Stedelijk Museum, +31 (0)20 573 26 660 / 656 or

Seth Price: Social Synthetic is curated in close collaboration with the artist by Stedelijk Museum director Beatrix Ruf, co-curated by Leontine Coelewij. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Museum Brandhorst in Munich. The Stedelijk Museum would like to thank Petzel Gallery, Capitain Petzel Gallery, Galerie Gisela Capitain and Galerie Chantal Crousel for their cooperation and support for the exhibition and publication.   Seth Price: Social Synthetic is generously supported in part by the International Collector Circle, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne and Mondriaan Fund.