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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 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.

  1. Album by Luis Jacob