Jan Verwoert

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

BY Jan Verwoert | 27 APR 11

The psychologically charged paintings of 16th-century artist Lorenzo Lotto explore hermeticism and the ‘pure profane’

BY Jan Verwoert | 01 NOV 10

Jan Verwoert writes about the 1990s, ‘New Innocence’, popular TV shows and the ethics of profanity

BY Jan Verwoert | 01 MAR 10

Working through abjection and attraction, the sculptures of the late Alina Szapocznikow engender the politics of emotion

BY Jan Verwoert | 01 MAR 10

Cracking the codes of Conceptual art

BY Jan Verwoert | 22 JUN 09

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?

BY Jan Verwoert | 12 MAR 09

Can a piece of writing ever precisely convey what the writer wants it to?

BY Jan Verwoert | 05 MAY 08

SpongeBob SquarePants, Buster Keaton and the anti-Oedipal

BY Jan Verwoert | 09 OCT 07

How the political divide between democratic socialists and romantic anarchists impacts on the art world

BY Jan Verwoert | 06 MAY 07

Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

BY Jan Verwoert | 01 JAN 04

Theodor Adorno's centenary

BY Jan Verwoert | 11 NOV 03