From experimental restaurants to performative lectures, from social networks to public protests, cultural practices that focus on group work are gaining visibility. F**king Up is a conversation series that asks artists, educators and curators to speak openly about struggles and desires in collaboration, documentation, narration and committment. Join these free public conversations at Eyebeam on the third Wednesday of the month, from March through June.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Laurel Ptak is a curator of contemporary art. Recent projects include: To Have and To Owe, an exhibition realized together with artists, theorists and activists that considers debt’s aesthetic and affective dimensions as part of its economic register (Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC) and Publishing In Process: Ownership In Question, a series of public seminars looking at changing notions of production, property, ownership and exchange at a moment when what is privately owned and publicly shared is being contested in numerous parts of the world (Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm). Ptak is co-editor of the book Undoing Property, forthcoming from Sternberg Press, which explores artistic practices in relationship to questions of immaterial production and political economy. She is currently teaching a course on social and documentary practices in art at the New School, serves as associate curator at Tensta Konsthall and is researching the history of cyberfeminism as 2013 fellow at Eyebeam. www.laurelptak.com
Natasha Marie Llorens is an independent curator and writer based in New York. Recent curatorial projects include “Troubling Space,” at the Zabludowicz Collection, in London and “A study of interruptions” at Ramapo College, in New Jersey. Her academic research is focused on post-minimalist art, human rights discourse, and feminism. She holds a BA in Art History from Simon’s Rock College, and an MA in Contemporary Curating from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. She is currently a PhD student in modern and contemporary art history at Columbia University.