New guest blogger: Erin Sickler

Thanks to Liz K. Sheehan for her series of fantastic and thoughful posts on currencies and cartographies, science and space. Follow her pursuits back on her own site here.

Up next is Erin Sickler, an independent curator and writer based in New York City. Previously, she has worked at institutions including the Queens Museum of Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. Recent exhibitions include: Queens International 4 (Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY 2009), Hanging Out at No Rio (ABC No Rio and Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY, 2009), and Apologies and Further Concessions (BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2010). She is Exhibitions and Collections Manager for 601Artspace and the New York correspondent for the Swiss art magazine Kunst Bulletin. This summer, she will be a 2010 Fellow at the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Over the next two weeks, Erin will examine a variety of projects that make use of corporate models and memes as they experiment with different velocities of artistic and social engagement in the ongoing economic downturn. Beyond ideas of culture jamming, she will look at artists who employ curiosity and humor to open up all spaces, including corporate institutions and entities, as potential platforms for grassroots politics and human interaction.