Jordan Wolfson at Schmela Haus

January 13th, 2012

Artist: Jordan Wolfson

Venue: Schmela Haus, Kunstsammlung NRW, Dusseldorf

Date: September 8, 2011 – January 15, 2012

Note: One of the videos included in the show, Con Leche, 2009, can be seen on Ubuweb here.

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Full gallery of video, images, press release and link available after the jump.


Jordan Wolfson, The Crisis, 2004. Two channel video. Four minutes and fifty three seconds.



Video and images courtesy of Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Dusseldorf

Press Release:

The American Jordan Wolfson, born in 1980, is often regarded as one of the most exciting artists of his generation. Presented in the framework of his solo exhibition at the Schmela Haus is a selection of new and old works which represents a welcome opportunity to become acquainted with the full range of his creative production. His work centers on an investigation of our cultural unconscious as well as our consumer culture, which he pursues via filmic, painterly, and photographic approaches.

In order to adapt this small survey to the very special setting of the Schmela Haus, Wolfson visited the building a number of times in recent months and has conceptualized a series of artistic interventions especially for this context, transforming our perceptions of the architecture and making a visit to the Schmela Haus — independently of the presentation of his works — into an enduring experience.

Link: Jordan Wolfson at Schmela Haus

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One Response to “Jordan Wolfson at Schmela Haus”

  1. luca rossi Says:

    This exhibition, Jordan Wolfson, could be Dan Vo or Simon Fujiwara, Claire Fontaine also. Since 10 years there are overproduction of works and saturation of the language. A “competent” reworking of exotic imagery and “past references” inside a reassuring fence language. The younger generation seem to have a certain rhetorical approach to be accepted in a “country for old men”. Wolfson is just one of many young post-2001 which offers personal reflections from the internet and from his “young life cool”. A young Woody Allen: old and the rhetorical approach.

    At the end, the “art work” material is done by places (that host) and relationships (that support and select). Places and public/private relationships (or rays between points): place + rays: plays. “Who” is not important; “What” is a standard, and so: (…) plays (…)

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