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 »]
Arts & Labor is a working group founded in conjunction with the New York General Assembly for #occupywallstreet. We are artists and interns, writers and educators, art handlers and designers, administrators, curators, assistants, and students. We are all art workers and members of the 99%.
Arts & Labor is dedicated to exposing and rectifying economic inequalities and exploitative working conditions in our fields through direct action and educational initiatives. By forging coalitions, fighting for fair labor practices, and reimagining the structures and institutions that frame our work, Arts & Labor aims to achieve parity for every member of the 99%.
Here is a link to a text from six months ago written by a member of the working group:http://dismagazine.com/discussion/16545/open-letter-to-labor-servicing-the-culture-industry/
Here are the minutes from our last meeting: http://www.nycga.net/groups/arts-and-culture/docs/arts-and-labor-meeting-notes-11-1-11
Here is a link for the google group started by members of Arts and Labor:
Our meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:30 at the 60 Wall Street atrium.
Please feel free to forward to those you may know that would be interested is this discussion.