ABOUT HUMOR AND THE ABJECT
Humor and the Abject is a collection of writing and other content by Sean J Patrick Carney focused on the relationship between contemporary art and comedy. Its charge is to facilitate a platform to identify--and try to make sense of--expanded strategies that twenty-first century artists employ in their pursuit to garner guffaws and gasps from audiences. The mingling of a diverse alternative comedy scene in New York and beyond with a bitingly hilarious generation of politically-engaged artists has fostered a fantastic crisis in disciplinary determinism. Humor and the Abject intends to analyze, broadcast and archive this sea change in real time. This website is a living document and will regularly undergo structural changes.
Humor and the Abject is made possible, in part, by funds from Rhizome. The website and podcast were the recipients of a 2017 Rhizome Net Art Micro Grant award. Humor and the Abject was also awarded a fall 2017 Artist Residency at Kickstarter in Brooklyn.
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