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 »]
Writer, critic, DIS contributor, and New Museum ‘net artist in residence,’ Brian Droitcour, is giving a talk on “Vernacular Criticism” Saturday, 3pm, at the New Museum. The king of Yelp gallery reviews will be discussing “writing about art outside the established channels of professional media,” and how the public sphere of social media “calls for a revision of institutional and critical practices.” Obviously we’re excited. Vernacular Criticism is part of Droitcour’s digital project for the New Museum’s First Look series, Fifteen Stars.