Human Hotel is a hospitality-based residency program that engages private households in New York City to host international cultural workers in need of short-term accommodation. All hosting is done free of charge. In some cases, Human Hotel simply provides the hotel room that a visiting artist or scholar could not otherwise afford, thereby making it feasible for them to present their work. Other times, guests are artists coming to town to work on public art projects outside the realm of the gallery space. The mission of Human Hotel is to help artists work better with rather than around, or apart from the residents, knowledge, and structures of New York City. The project also advocates for a better usage of economic resources. Right now, local art institutions use up to 1/3 of their budget for international productions on hotel costs. Why not stay for free with Human Hotel and pay the artists more? Human Hotel is run by Wooloo and is launched at New Museums IDEAS CITY in May 2013.
Hamish Fulton, Walk 2: Margate Marine Pool, photo © Dan Bass Muriel Enjalran in Conversation with Yevgeniy Fiks and Renaud Proch Monday, May 13 6:308pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 ICIs 2012 Curatorial Fellow, Muriel Enjalran, will speak with Yevgeniy Fiks about his practice and the articulation of politics […]read more »