Martin Beck Playlist: problems and assets

May. 17, 2021

problems and assets playlist

Download FRONT 2022 Artist Martin Beck's 2nd playlist problems and assets here!

problems and assets is a new playlist by artist Martin Beck that gathers a range of music released mostly in 2020. The slowly-building song selection resonates with the contradictions and uncertainties of the current period. In many ways, Beck's playlists function like long-form conversations—exchanges with an intimate community through the medium of sound.

Download Martin Beck's first playlist for FRONT, Moving Some Rocks here!

Artist Biography

Martin Beck is a New York-based artist whose works often draw from the fields of architecture, design, and popular culture. A leitmotif in Beck’s practice is the notion of display: his works often address issues of exhibiting, presentation, and communication formats and, on a material level, negotiate display’s function as a condition of image-making. Recent solo exhibitions include I wish it would never get dark at 47 Canal, NY (2018 – 19); dans un second temps at Frac Lorraine in Metz, France (2018); rumors and murmurs at Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna; Last Night at The Kitchen in New York; (both 2017); and Program at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge (2014 – 16). Beck’s publications include About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe (2007), The Aspen Complex (2012), Last Night (2013 and 2019), the particular way in which a thing exists and Summer Winter East West (both 2015), An Organized Systems of Instructions, and rumors and murmurs (both 2017). Together with Julie Ault and Scott Cameron Weaver, Beck just published the curatorial project Down the Rabbit Hole: JB in JT, accessible at