ByProduct: On the Excess of Embedded Art Practices

Roundtable Fri 10 Dec 2010 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Malcolm Klein Reading Room
66 West 12th Street, 5th Floor
Free admission
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ByProduct is a new book that, like this panel discussion on occasion of its publication, assembles the commentaries of artists, activists, curators, and interdisciplinary thinkers on cultural projects "embedded" in industries, the government, and other non-art sectors. Situated deeply in such institutions—and incorporating their architecture, language and much else—these projects produce meaning contingent on their host, becoming a "byproduct" of their existence. Whether the works are explicitly polemical, indirectly critical or instrumentalized by the host institutions is up for debate, and evokes old and new questions around political efficacy and tactical media.

L.M. Bogad
, performance artist and author of Electoral Guerilla Theatre
Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director, Queens Museum of Art and author of Dialogues in Public Art
Michelle Jacques, Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario
Marisa Jahn, artist, editor of Byproduct
Kristen Lucas, artist

Followed by book signing with additional contributors:
Maureen Connor
, artist
Kent Hanson, democratic innovation
Kristin Lucas, artist
Darren ODonnell, Mammalian Diving Reflex
Felicity Tayler, artist, writer, and information professional