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

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

June 3——In conversation with McKenzie Wark on art, labor and
social media at Eyebeam in NYC

May 17——Pedagogy Group Teacher's Lounge at Open Engagement
in NYC

May 1——"Art in the Age of the Norwegian Semi-Social-
Democratic-Post-Welfare State" for The Exhibitionist

April 23——Intergenerational dialogue on art + technology at
A.I.R. Gallery all female art cooperative since 1972 in NYC

April 12——Whose Terms? New Perspectives on Social Practice
at New Museum in NYC

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”.