u shld kill yrself

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7 - 8pm

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In a free, public lecture, artists Jayson Musson and Sean J Patrick Carney discuss humor and the abject as cornerstones in their respective approaches to producing works in video, painting, performance, writing, and sculpture. As friends and sometimes collaborators, they'll outline their individual histories and how their interests in pop culture, antagonism, music, comedy, and self-deprecation impacted their work during and after art school.

Jayson Scott Musson is an ‘artist’ and ‘writer’ and ‘ex-rapper’ who lives in New York City. He’d rather not say in which borough because he doesn’t want his living there to be misconstrued as an endorsement of either Brooklyn or Bushwick in any way.

Sean J Patrick Carney is an artist, comedian, and writer. He is a faculty member at the Bruce High Quality Foundation University. Carney's works and performances have been exhibited nationally and internationally since 2009. His writing appears regularly in Art in America and on VICE.com. He is the founder and director of Social Malpractice Publishing

Jayson Scott Musson and Sean J Patrick Carney appear as part of the Spring 2016 Intradisciplinary Seminar, part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding support from the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.