Exhibition

Anna Craycroft: Motion Into Being

17 Jan 2018 – 13 May 2018

New Museum

New York
New York, United States

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Anna Craycroft is the artist-in-residence during the Department of Education and Public Engagement’s Spring 2018 R&D Season: ANIMATION.

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Craycroft’s residency includes an exhibition and public programming considering the rights and ethics of personhood. Questions of who and what qualifies as a person have become increasingly contentious as the agency of all beings—from nonhuman animals to corporations, and from ecosystems to artificial intelligence—has fractured legal and theoretical discourse. To chronicle these controversies, Craycroft has transformed the Fifth Floor Gallery into a site for producing an animated film, which she will develop over the course of the exhibition; visitors physically enter the stage where Craycroft shoots new footage every week for the duration of the residency. Drawing on traditions of folklore and fables, which often use anthropomorphism to narrate moral tales, the animated film confronts the physical and philosophical lenses used to construct and qualify personhood.

Craycroft’s residency also includes a series of public programs: a panel discussionexploring the legal and ethical implications of expanded definitions of personhood, a choreographic response by artist Will Rawls, and the premiere of Craycroft’s filmfollowed by a conversation with art historian Gloria Sutton.

The exhibition is organized by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, and Sara O’Keeffe, Assistant Curator, with Kate Wiener, Education Associate.

Exhibiting artists

Anna Craycroft

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