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Seth Price: Social Synthetic


The catalogue is the first comprehensive publication on Price's varied ouevre. It offers an unflinching portrait of contemporary, mediated Western life. A key theme in Price's work is the self under technological pressure. This is often expressed in terms of the "skins" of surface, packaging, and wrapping: a photographic study of a person’s skin obtained through the technologies Google employs for mapping; a vacuum-formed plastic relief presenting a body part stranded in plastic; a large wall sculpture depicting the negative space between two people engaged in intimate action, greatly enlarged from a tiny internet jpeg.

Key data

  • Edited byBeatrix Ruf, Achim Hochdörfer
  • With contributions fromCory Arcangel, Ed Halter, Achim Hochdörfer, Branden W. Joseph, John Kelsey, Michelle Kuo, Bernhard Maaz, Ariana Reines, Beatrix Ruf
  • PublisherVerlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
  • Format31 x 23,6 cm
  • Book format396 Pages | 392 Illustrations
  • DesignEric Wrenn, Seth Price
  • LanguageEnglish
  • ISBN-No.978-3-96098-112-1 (EN)
  • Price54,95 Euro at the museum