Lafayette Anticipation associate curator Anna Colin talks to artist Tyler Coburn about Ergonomic Futures, a speculative project engaged with art, design, science, anthropology and writing. In this interview, Coburn discusses the research, production process and network of collaborators of a multilayered project ultimately concerned with the futures of humankind. Anna Colin: When one comes across your museum seats Ergonomic Futures (2016—) in contemporary art exhibitions—and soon in natural history, fine art, and anthropology museums—they look… [read more »]
If only the NY nightlife scene revolved around guys that looked like this. These young men are Host Boys, the attentive and flirtatious staff of Japan’s Host Clubs, a brother of the Hostess Club industry and a descendent of the Geisha. As a result of having best hair on earth and the sweetest demeanors, Host Boys’ increased popularity has thrown them into the mainstream in recent years. Hosts are recognized by the masses, dramatized in TV Movies, and appear on talk shows. There’s also a documentary that exposes the darker side of this pleasure industry. All images here are from Host Boys websites that advertise their boys, and as you can see, it’s all about the LOOK!