Suicide reading in New York; Sculptures in London

by Travis Jeppesen on May 6, 2014


Marathon Reading of The Suiciders

Whitney Biennial
9 May 2014, 1 – 9pm

16 Sculptures, Installation view (2014), Courtesy go Whitney Museum of American Art

16 Sculptures, Installation view (2014), Courtesy of Whitney Museum of American Art.

Location: Third Floor Peter Norton Family Galleries

Travis Jeppesen will read the entire text of his novel The Suiciders in a single day, an endurance performance that reflects Jeppesen’s commitment to taking writing into contexts that intersect visual art and performance. In The Suiciders, a group of friends occupies an indeterminate house in an unidentified American suburb and replays a continuous loop of eternal exile and youth. Permanently in their late teens, the seven young men are fluid and mutable ciphers, although endowed with highly reflexive, and wholly generic, internal lives.

Free with Museum admission. No special tickets or reservations are required.


Whitney Biennial, New York
7 March – 25 May 2014

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue
at 75th Street
New York
NY 10021

Wilkinson Gallery is now pleased to announce Travis Jeppesen as one of our represented artists. 

In his most recent work, Travis Jeppesen posits the notion of “editionality” in order to concretize a practice of what has variously been referred to as “art writing” or “writing in the expanded field.” While working in traditional media—publishing his work in the form of novels, volumes of poetry, and essays in art magazines, Jeppesen has of late worked to erase the occupational divide between “visual artist” and “writer” through his object-oriented writing installations and performances. He conceives object-oriented writing as a writing that attempts to inhabit the object, rather than merely describe or judge it; in this sense, object-oriented writing serves as a sort of bridge between the disparate, though often surprisingly correlated fields of art criticism and poetry.

16 Sculptures, Jeppesen’s (re-)creation of sixteen sculptural works from throughout the history of art in the medium of language, continue to proliferate in numerous editional formats: as a book, sound installation (in which viewers, seated while blindfolded, listen to readings of the texts), performance, and vinyl records.

Jeppesen was born 1979 in Ft.Lauderdale. He lives and works in London,UK and Berlin, Germany. He is a PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art, where he occasionally teaches in the Critical Writing in Art & Design MA program.


16 Sculptures
Wilkinson Gallery
2 July – 17 August 2014

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