Seth Price

Seth Price is known for work in video, film, sound, sculpture and installation that explores the effect of digital technologies and distributed media on the cultural mainstream. Re-editing and reworking the vast array of visual information that circulates within the public domain, video and film footage, photographic images, music and text pulled from archival sources or downloaded from the Internet?to create new compositions, Price questions the construction of authorship and originality. Digital Video Effect: Editions (2006) samples a selection of Price’s earlier editioned videos. Composed of imagery and sound previously appropriated from other sources, including clips from videos by artists Joan Jonas and Martha Rosler, news footage and forensic photographs and pictures of playground equipment, this visual montage is altered with the help of commercially available editing software and has purposefully low production values. This film is available for purchase through and was exhibited at both of his galleries, but can also be accessed through the distributor Electronic Arts Intermix, exemplifying Price’s interest in dispersing his work across different economies. Seth Price has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; Friedrich Petzel Gallery, NY; Reena Spaulings Fine Art, NY; Electronic Arts Intermix, NY; and Galerie Isabella Bortollozi, Berlin. His work was included in Seth Price/Kelley Walker/Continuous Project at Modern Art Oxford (2007); Uncertain States of America, various venues (2005-2006); Greater New York, PS1 (2005); and the Whitney Biennial (2002) among others. In 2005 Price curated Grey Flags at Sculpture Center, New York. His work will be included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Please call Jenny Gheith at 312.443.3630 to make your reservation. All reservations must be made by Friday 11 January. The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our partnership with Sotheby?s for this and upcoming events.

The Art Institute of Chicago

06:00PM – Lecture
Price Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicag
Members – $15
Non-Members – $20

07:30PM – Dining
Tizi Meloul, 531 North Wells
Members – $65
Non-Members – $80