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02 Mar. 2002

Book launch for Luis Jacob's Album

Luis Jacob
In this Series

29 May 2010
Launch for Luis Jacob's Album IV and Coalescent One

Art Metropole launched a new artist’s book by the Toronto artist Luis Jacob.

The new artist book, Album, is entirely comprised of b/w reproductions from the artist’s collection of magazine, textbook and newspaper photos. The images depict things that are vertical and horizontal, tall and short, falling and being toppled—inspiring a multitude of interpretations. A visual narrative with comical and political intent.

Luis Jacob was born in Lima, Peru, in 1970. Lives and works in Toronto.

Luis Jacob is a Toronto-based multimedia artist and curator concerned with notions of collectivity, and, increasingly, with acts of looking and meaning-making. Jacob studied semiotics and philosophy at the University of Toronto in the early 1990s, and he soon became immersed in local politics and club culture, as well as the art world, all three coming into play in his first decade of output, which often included experimentation with relational aesthetics. In 2005, Jacob showed Habitat at the Art Gallery of Ontario; this, among other things, piqued the interest of then-visiting Documenta 12 curators Ruth Noack and Roger Buergel, who included him in the 2007 event. Since then, Jacob has shown internationally and with great variety, focusing on found objects (his Album series, for instance, part of which is now owned by the Guggenheim Museum in New York) and the nature of the image. A touring retrospective of his work was hosted by Montreal’s Darling Foundry and Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in 2010 and 2011.

  1. Album by Luis Jacob