Asger Oluf Jorn (born Asger Oluf Jørgensen, 3 March 1914, Vejrum, Jutland, Denmark – 1 May 1973, Århus, Denmark) was a Danish painter, sculptor, ceramic artist, and author. He was a founding member of the avant-garde movement COBRA and the Situationist International.
The largest collection of Asger Jorn's works—including his major work Stalingrad—can be seen in the Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark. Jorn willed his property and the works of art located inside to the Municipality of Albissola Marina (Savona), so that the italian museum called Casa Museo Jorn was created for displaying his works.
- "Hvad er et ornament?", Dansk Kunsthaandvterk 21:8, Copenhagen, 1948. (Danish)
- "What Is an Ornament?", in Jorn, Fraternité Avant Tout, 2011, pp 196-212. (English)
- Pour la forme. Ébauche d’une méthodologie des arts, Paris: Internationale situationniste, 1957; repr., pref. Guy Debord, Paris: Allia, 2001, 157 pp.
- with Guy Debord, Fin de Copenhague, 1957.
- with Guy Debord, Mémoires, 1958.
- Critique de la politique économique suivie de La Lutte Finale, Paris: Internationale Situationniste, , 38 pp.
- Value and Economy: Critique of Political Economy and the Exploitation of the Unique, Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism, 1962, 99 pp, PDF. (English)
- Open Creation and Its Enemies, with Originality and Magnitude (on the System of Isou), trans. Fabian Tompsett, London: Unpopular Books, 1994, 47 pp. Trans. from Internationale Situationniste 4 & 5. (English)
- Fraternité Avant Tout: Asger Jorn's Writings on Art and Architecture, 1938-1958, ed. Ruth Baumeister, Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2011. (English)
- Karen Kurczynski, "Expression as Vandalism: Asger Jorn's 'Modifications'", RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics 53-54, Spring-Autumn 2008, pp 293-313.
- Karen Kurczynski, The Art and Politics of Asger Jorn: The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up, Ashgate, 2014, 261 pp. Introduction.
- Ruth Baumeister, Asger Jorn in Images, Words, and Forms, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
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