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 »]
AIRBNB Pavilion @ 14th Venice Architecture Biennale
Sure, you’ve tested NYC’s housing laws by sub-renting your rented apartment out on AirBnB… but have you ever coordinated multiple curated rents into a contemporary architecture exhibition in Venice?
From June 4th to June 6th — during the opening week of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale — the independently organized AIRBNB Pavilion will showcase works by 15 contemporary architects and 15 artists characterized by themes of domesticity. Taking place across various Venetian apartments rented through AirBnB, the exhibition will critically embody the values of the nascent ‘sharing economy’, consciously challenging the predominant corporate ownership of domestic infrastructures. The locations of the Pavilion will be disclosed on the 3rd of June here.
Curated by architects Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela and Octave Perrault, AIRBNB Pavilion will exhibit the following artists and architects:
ARTISTS — Jasper Spicero, Stewart Uoo, Olivia Erlanger, Alex Mackin Dolan, Marlie Mul, Adam Cruces, Organ Armani, Alex Turgeon, Hayley Aviva Silverman, Ilya Smirnov, OS, Shawn Maximo, Amalia Ulman, Dora Budor, Jason Matthew Lee, Some Woman (Morag Keil), Felix Melia, Jon Rafman, Charles Broskoski, Jenna Sutela, Katja Novitskova, Ben Schumacher
ARCHITECTS — Philippe Morel, Giles Retslin, Pascal Flammer with Marta Casagrande, Etienne Descloux, GRAU, Sergison Bates architects, Dyvik Kahlen Architects, OMMX, Unu La Unu, m-a-u-s-e-r, Adamo Faiden, Conen Sigl Architekten, Durisch + Nolli, Jonathan Woolf Architects, Martti Kalliala, Florian Beigel Philip Christou, Bosshard Vaquer Architekten, Go Hasegawa & Associates, Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten, Nikisch Sano Walder Architekten, David Kohn Architects, Something Fantastic, Petr Hajek Arkitecti, Andres Jaque, Bava & Sons
4 June — 6 June
Locations to be announced