Since the early 1990s, Jonathan Horowitz has made art that combines the imagery and ambivalence of Pop art with the engaged criticality of conceptualism. Often based on popular commercial sources, his satirical work in video, sculpture, photography, and assemblage examines the deep-seated links between consumerism and political consciousness, as well as the political silences of postwar art.
In 2012, Horowitz’s solo exhibition "Your Land/My Land: Election '12" was presented concurrently at seven museums across the USA. Taking its name from the Woody Guthrie song This Land is Your Land, the show demonstrated America’s engrained political divide—two back-to-back TV screens ran broadcasts of Fox News and MSNBC, respectively—but nonetheless provided space for gathering and dialogue.
Horowitz's work has also been the subject of solo shows at Dundee Contemporary Arts in Scotland, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, MoMA PS 1 in New York, and the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, CT. Selected group exhibitions include those staged at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland, the Rose Art Museum in Waltham, MA, and the Royal Academy of Arts in London.