Byproduct: On the Excess of Embedded Art Practices

Friday December 10th, 2010, 6:30-9 pm

Vera List Center for Art & Politics at The New School

Roundtable with:
L.M. Bogad, performance artist and author of ‘Guerilla Electoral Theatre’
Joseph del Pesco, independent curator
Michelle Jacques, Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario
Marisa Jahn, artist, editor of ‘Byproduct’
Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director, Queens Museum of Art and author of ‘Dialogues in Public Art’

Followed by a book signing with artists and contributors:
A Constructed World (Jacqueline Riva and Geoff Lowe), Andy Bichlbaum (The Yes Men), Maureen Connor, Kent Hansen (democratic innovation), Kristin Lucas, Darren O’Donnell (Mammalian Diving Reflex), and Felicity Tayler

Sunday December 12th, 2010, 2-5 pm

Postmaster’s Gallery

459 West 19th St., New York City, Free

Further Conversations on Embedded Art Practices:
Presentations by the editor Marisa Jahn and contributors A Constructed World (Jacqueline Riva and Geoff Lowe), Basekamp, Kadambari Baxi, L.M. Bogad, Maureen Connor, Kent Hansen (democratic innovation), Kristin Lucas, Darren O’Donnell (Mammalian Diving Reflex), Felicity Tayler, Stephen Wright
Respondents: Basekamp and Stephen Duncombe

About the Book
Byproduct presents texts from a variety of artists, activists, curators, and interdisciplinary thinkers that interrogate projects by cultural practitioners “embedded” in industries, the government, and other non-art sectors. Working with the physical systems and symbolic languages of these institutions, these cultural agents develop projects-or “byproducts”-that produce meaning contingent on their hosts. Whether the works are explicitly polemical or instrumentalized by their hosts is up for debate… For more information about the book, see

Grant Arnold, Artist Placement Group (Barbara Steveni), Au Travail / At Work, Gina Badger, Kadambari Baxi, Ingrid Baxter, IAIN BAXTER&, Claire Bishop, Adam Bobbette, Lawrence Bogad, Andrew Boyd, John Seely Brown, Ian Clarke, Maureen Connor, Natalie De Vito (Mammalian Diving Reflex), Joseph del Pesco, Connor Dickie, Peter Eleey, Experiments in Art and Technology, Kent Hansen (democratic innovation), Kate Henderson, Luis Jacob, Michelle Jacques, Marisa Jahn, Janez Jansa, Janes Jansa, Janes Jansa, Tomas Jonsson, Lev Kreft, Michelle Kuo, Lisa Larson-Walker, Adam Lauder, Kristin Lucas, Steve Mann, Antanas Mockus, Amish Morrell, Joshua Moufawad-Paul, Darren O’Donnell (Mammalian Diving Reflex), Michael Page, Kathleen Pirrie-Adams, Reverend Billy (Billy Talen and Savitri D.), Pedro Reyes, John Searle, Michel Serres, Josephine Berry Slater, Matthew Soules, Felicity Tayler, The Yes Men, Vincent Trasov (Mr. Peanut), Camille Turner (Miss Canadiana), Etienne Turpin and DT Cochrane, Merve √únsal, Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Stephen Wright

Images credits above (from left to right)
Byproducts Book Cover
Miss Canadiana in Dakar, Senegal, 2004.
Wayne Dunkley, Mr. Peanut at Vancouver City Hall; photo by Taki Bluesinger, 1974.
Antanas Mockus in his “Super Citizen” suit campaigning for civic culture in Bogot√°. Circa 2008. Image from Courrier International.