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 »]
Located between Bowery and Canal st, Petrella’s Imports (2013) is conceived as a hybrid reconstitution at a time when the originary purpose of the newsstand as ‘source of information’ diminishes. Petrella’s Imports aims to both re-imagine the offerings of these nodes of distribution and apply a different solution to their serviceability.
Artists Anne Libby, Elise McMahon, and Sophie Stone works with a large number of creative collaborators in order to assemble a surrogate inventory of items (magazines and newspapers as well as postcards, prepackaged food, umbrellas, and cigarettes) found typically at commercial newsstands.
April 14th – June 30 2013
Thursday – Sunday 12PM-5:30PM
Returning in the Fall
Photos Shaun Lucas