Q&A: Jordan Wolfson

Jordan Wolfson is the winner of The Cartier Award 2009 for emerging artists. The conceptual American artist, based in New York and Berlin, presented a nomadic seminar on the subject of String Theory during the Frieze Art Fair in London. Click to read the Q&A.

Your Napoleon, 2009, Polly Braden

Q&A by Louise Geijer

Jordan Wolfson is the winner of The Cartier Award 2009 for emerging artists. The conceptual American artist, based in New York and Berlin, presented a nomadic seminar on the subject of String Theory during the Frieze Art Fair in London.

What are you creating?

– Art.

How would you describe your work in one phrase?

– That’s difficult… but maybe its about combinations – but it’s also very much about culture and technology.

What is the best thing about working in New York, Berlin and London?

– The food and the airports.

Who is your icon?

– Don’t have one.

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Untitled false document, 2008, 16mm film colour and sound

Who is the best artist right now?

– I don’t know. It’s always changing… maybe Thomas Bayrle.

Where is the place to be?

– Anywhere where I can work and play.

Describe your current state.

– Relaxed. I’m alone in my bedroom and the only light comes from my laptop. I’m wearing a striped green shirt.

Online: friezefondation.org or jordanwolfson.org

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Portrait by Björn Iooss