JEQU is a New York–based collaboration between curator Howie Chen (Dispatch, NY) and artist/attorney Jason Kakoyiannis to assess how sociological and cultural economic approaches can help art producers generate new critical demands and leverage within the space of cultural production. How can the robust analytical tools and models of the social sciences—whether they be data driven, behavioral, network, or quantitative—be utilized to mend the deteriorating ability of critical practice to narrate its own complex reality? JEQU’s work has been featured in DIS magazine and exhibitions at IMO, Copenhagen, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami, USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, White Columns, New York, and Dispatch, New York. JEQU has also organized presentations with sociologists including Olav Velthuis and Luc Boltanski.
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