Minimalist Works from the Holocaust Museum

Jonathan Horowitz


About the publication

Published on the occasion of Jonathan Horowitz’s first solo exhibition in a UK institution, this catalogue combines newly commissioned artworks for Dundee Contemporary Arts and works from the past two decades of the artist’s practice. Minimalist Works from the Holocaust Museum takes as its focus the function and use of art, particularly minimalist art, in relation to socio-political reality. Combining the imagery and ambivalence of pop art with the engaged criticality of conceptualism, Horowitz is highly regarded for tackling contentious political issues of the day, as well as the political silences of postwar art.

This publication reveals an artist with a sharp, radical mind who cuts through our safety nets with defiant and brilliant art. With contributions from Exhibitions Curator Graham Domke, Dundee Contemporary Arts; Pati Herling, art restitution lawyer and independent curator based in New York and Horowitz’s older sister Leslie Kolbrener, who resides in Jerusalem.

Date March 2011
Edition of 1000
Design Robert Dallas Gray
ISBN 978-0-9558769-4-3
Dimensions 25 x 25cm
Pages 60

About Jonathan Horowitz

Jonathan Horowitz was born in New York in 1966 and studied at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut and lives and works in New York. His solo shows include Jonathan Horowitz/Silent Movie/MATRIX 151, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, 2003, and Time, Life, People: Jonathan Horowitz at Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2001.  His work has been included in numerous recent exhibitions including Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2007; Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation, the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, organised by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Jonathan Horowitz: And/Or, at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York in 2009 was his first solo exhibition in a New York museum.