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Seth Price

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Seth Price's multi-disciplinary art practice has gained an international following. In conceptual works that include video, sculpture, sound, and written texts, Price engages in strategies of appropriation, recirculation and packaging to consider issues of cultural production, the distribution of information, and the role of ideology. Shifting and manipulating the detritus of commodity culture, his projects have included early sampler-based academic music, anonymous Internet-circulated video, and art historical imagery. Investigating the cultures generated and re-circulated by mass media technologies and information systems, Price ultimately questions the production and dissemination of art and meaning itself. As Elizabeth Schambelan writes in Artforum: "Working in an expanded range of media and subtly deranging the strategies of mass-cultural production (repackaging, piracy), [Price] stakes out resistant, rather than recuperative, positions within the so-called space of flows - the partly virtual, partly physical field in which information, culture, and capital circulate under ever-increasing state and corporate control." Price is also part of the Continuous Project collective, which since 2003 has reprinted and disseminated seminal art texts and magazines, including the first issue of Avalanche (1970). Disperson, Price's well-circulated, illustrated manifesto on art, media, reproduction, and distribution systems, was designed in 2001-02 for the catalogue of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Art, and later published as an artist's book. Seth Price was born in 1973. He has had solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario; Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan (with Michael Smith); Artists Space, New York; Year, New York (with Mai-Thu Perret); and Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York. Group exhibitions include Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York; Le Plateau, Paris; Air de Paris, Paris; Greater New York at P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York; Kunsthalle Basel; Sculpture Center, New York; the 2002 Whitney Biennial; 2003 Ljubljana Biennial; Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida; and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, among others. His video works have been screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival; Tate Britain; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Eyebeam, New York; and Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement, Saint-Gervais, Geneva, among others. http://www.distributedhistory.com/