New York-based Jonathan Horowitz works in video, sculpture, sound installation, painting and photography and is known for making work that critically examines some of the most controversial social and political issues of the day, including race, sexuality, celebrity, religion and consumerism. Born into the last generation to truly straddle both the analogue and digital eras, Horowitz regularly works with found footage and images, juxtaposing elements from film, television, advertising and the media to reveal connections and breakdowns between pre- and post-digital society and the overlapping modes of communication common to both. The themes of obsolescence and technology are also recurrent themes in his work. Often combining the imagery and insouciance of Pop Art with the critical rigour of Conceptualism, Horowitz’s work is frequently provocative and subversive, but rarely lacks poignancy and humour. Horowitz, who originally studied philosophy and film-making, is highly regarded for his acerbic and radical questioning of the value systems inherent within advertising, politics and the media to reveal larger, more uncomfortable truths about contemporary society.Read More
Recent solo shows include: Your Land/My Land: Election ’12, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, touring to Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh; Arm and Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Los Angeles; Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and Telfair Museums, Savannah, 2012; Minimalist Works from the Holocaust Museum, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK, 2010; And/Or, MoMA PS1, New York, 2009 and Apocalypto Now, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, 2009.
Jonathan Horowitz was born in New York in 1966, where he currently lives and works.
Text courtesy Xavier Hufkens.
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