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

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

March 21——The Commons, Enclosures, and Mutual Aid: Anthropology
and Social Change Conference
in San Francisco

March 19——Wages For Facebook at the Kadist Art Foundation in
San Francisco

February 13——Uncommons Commons workshop at the media lounge
at CAA in Chicago

February 11——And How Are We Feeling Today? workshop at the
University Art Gallery at UC San Diego

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”.