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30 Nov. - 04 Dec. 2011

Commerce by Artists edited by Luis Jacob

Luis Jacob
In this Series

01 Nov. 2011
Commerce by Artists

Commerce by Artists documents a fascinating and sweeping range of artists’ projects produced since the 1950s by Canadian and international artists who have sought to engage, rather than merely represent, the commercial world of which they are a part.


Chris Burden
Maurizio Cattelan
Clegg & Guttmann
Carole Condé &
Karl Beveridge
Wim Delvoye
Maria Eichhorn
Andrea Fraser
Rainer Ganahl
Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Victor Grippo
Hans Haacke
Jens Haaning
Tehching Hsieh
Pierre Huyghe &
Philippe Parreno
Mary Kelly
Janice Kerbel
Edward Kienholz
Ben Kinmont
Yves Klein
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Michael Landy
Life of a Craphead
Lee Lozano
Mammalian Diving Reflex
Richard Manning
Teresa Margolles
Kelly Mark
Gordon Matta-Clark
Robert Morris
N.E. Thing Co. Ltd.
Garry Neill Kennedy
Keith Obadike
Cornelia Parker
Edward Poitras
Martha Rosler
Allen Ruppersberg
Seth Siegelaub
Santiago Sierra
Simon Starling
Mladen Stilinović
Ron Terada
Toxic Titties
Goran Trbuljak
Theodore Wan
Lawrence Weiner
Rachel Whiteread
Martha Wilson
Paul Wong
Erwin Wurm
Lin Yilin
Carey Young

Luis Jacob is a Peruvian-born Toronto-based artist and curator whose work destabilizes conventions of viewing and invites a collision of meanings. He studied semiotics and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Since his participation in documenta 12, Kassel, 2007, he has achieved an international reputation with exhibitions at venues such as: Museum der Moderne Salzburg, 2019; Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, 2019; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2018; Museion Bolzano, 2017; La Biennale de Montréal, 2016; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York City, 2015; Taipei Biennial, 2012; Generali Foundation, Vienna, 2011; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 2010; Kunstverein in Hamburg, 2008; and Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 2008.


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