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 »]
Whose space is it anyway? Is there a difference between a public space and a common space?
Ongoing at The Kitchen until June 14, Common Spaces seeks to address questions surrounding space and commonality through diverse artistic practices, multimedia projects and workshops. From Occupy’s relationship with Zucotti Park to the privatization of public spaces across the globe, the necessity to reclaim a notion of the commons over that of the public has become increasingly pressing in our times.
Presented by the Whitney Museum of Art Independent Study Program, the exhibition is organized by the Program’s annual Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows: Maria Teresa Annarumma, Molly Everett, Joo Yun Lee, and Kristine Jærn Pilgaard. Support for the Independent Study Program is provided by Margaret Morgan and Wesley Phoa, The Capitale Group Charitable Foundation, and the Whitney Contemporaries through their annual Art Party benefit.
Catch the remainder of the exhibition and a screening of Knut Åsdam’s Abyss and Tripoli on Saturday, June 14th at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.