LAUREL PTAK


Based in NYC. Working across curatorial, artistic &
pedagogical boundaries with attention to the social,
political contours of art, technology & everyday life.


Part-Time Faculty, The New School
Co-Editor, Undoing Property?
Director, Triangle NYC


Upcoming, Recently

October 29——Talk at the University of Toronto Blackwood
Gallery
as part of FALSEWORK

October 16–17——Visiting curator at the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago


September 29——"Portfolio Anna Lundh" for Bomb Magazine

September 16–21——Visiting curator at Mondriaan Fund in
Amsterdam

September 10——Talk at The Barber Shop in Lisbon

June 7——Curating & Contemporary Art discussion at Hampshire
College
in Amherst

Past
Sad, Depressed, People is a book by artist David Horvitz that explores a strange set of found images depicting despair within stock photography collections. The book was published in July by Jeff Khonsary's new publishing project, New Documents. My contribution is a brief introduction that reflects on stock photography as an exceptionally post-Fordist mode of representation. I also collaborated with Sean Dockray, David Horvitz, Michael Mandiberg, Eric Nylund and Paul Pieroni on a collectively written glossary that defines everything from “Intellectual Property” to “Commodity Form” to “Suicide”.

Sad, Depressed, People is a book by artist David Horvitz that explores a strange set of found images depicting despair within stock photography collections. The book was published in July by Jeff Khonsary's new publishing project, New Documents. My contribution is a brief introduction that reflects on stock photography as an exceptionally post-Fordist mode of representation. I also collaborated with Sean Dockray, David Horvitz, Michael Mandiberg, Eric Nylund and Paul Pieroni on a collectively written glossary that defines everything from “Intellectual Property” to “Commodity Form” to “Suicide”.