Apr 11 2019
Book Launch and Reading | Tyler Coburn: Richard Roe
Thurs | 7PM
Richard Roe is the fictional memoir of a legal person, published by Sternberg Press and designed by Luke Gould. The name is one of the oldest used in English law when the real name of someone is withheld, or when a corpse can’t be identified. Richard Roe is a known unknown, a one-size-fits-all, a potentially everyone and actually no one.
Divided into seven fragmentary sections, this memoir gives voice to the legal fictions that influence terms of selfhood, politics and economics. On the occasion of this launch, Coburn will read excerpts from the book exploring concepts of personhood from legal, psychological, and metaphysical realms.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: events at Swiss Institute are limited capacity, and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tyler Coburn is artist and writer based in New York. He has presented work at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Bergen Kunsthall; Kunsthalle Wien; Hayward Gallery, London; Para Site, Hong Kong; and Art Sonje Center, Seoul. His texts have appeared in e-flux journal, Frieze, ArtReview, Dis, Mousse, LEAP, and Rhizome.
Richard Roe is a multi-part project commissioned by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary and curated by Cory Scozzari. As part of this project, Coburn has legally named an orchid hybrid Aranda Richard Roe. Click here for more information.