Jan Verwoert is a writer and contributing editor of frieze. He is based in Oslo, Norway. Cookie! (2014), a selection of his writings, is published by Sternberg Press.
Since the mid-1990s, Henrik Olesen has taken apart clichés about gay identity and turned the pieces into visceral installations, sculptures and collages
The psychologically charged paintings of 16th-century artist Lorenzo Lotto explore hermeticism and the ‘pure profane’
Jan Verwoert writes about the 1990s, ‘New Innocence’, popular TV shows and the ethics of profanity
Working through abjection and attraction, the sculptures of the late Alina Szapocznikow engender the politics of emotion
Cracking the codes of Conceptual art
Working in the field of art makes it very difficult to draw a line between a professional and private life. What’s the best way forward?
Can a piece of writing ever precisely convey what the writer wants it to?
SpongeBob SquarePants, Buster Keaton and the anti-Oedipal
How the political divide between democratic socialists and romantic anarchists impacts on the art world
Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
Theodor Adorno's centenary