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Laurel V. McLaughlin

Laurel V. McLaughlin (she/her/hers) is a writer, curator, art historian, and the Director of Curatorial Affairs at Artspace New Haven, and a History of Art Ph.D. Candidate at Bryn Mawr College. Her work has been published in Art Papers, BOMB Magazine, Performa Magazine, Contact Quarterly, Performance Research, and Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, among others. She is currently organizing the traveling 2021–2023 survey Emilio Rojas: tracing a wound through my body forthcoming at Emerson Contemporary, Boston, in addition to Ilana Harris-Babou: Revelations and Against the Common Good/Contra el Bien General, featuring the work of Bergman & Salinas, at Artspace New Haven, all in Fall 2022.

Jayson Musson: His History of Art

In the second video of three in Jayson Musson: His History of Art at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM), a russet-colored-corduroy-suited, yellow turtle-necked, and well-meaning but supercilious art collector “Jay,” aka Jayson Musson, gently explains to his roommate, a pot-smoking hare, Ollie: “Art history isn’t that complicated. Whatever man fucks it kills and whatever it kills it fucks.”


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SEPT 2023

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