Triple Canopy: Issue 24 – Risk Pool

New York, NY

January 2018

Incubator Grant

VIA is proud to support the twenty-fourth issue of Triple Canopy, which asks, How are sickness and wellness defined today, and by whom? What are the effects of these definitions, these acts of naming and describing? Triple Canopy will consider how various conceptions of malaise and deficiency mark us—as useful or useless laborers; consumers of essential oils, medical procedures, and pharmaceuticals; narrators of our own lives and the systems in which they are enmeshed; providers and recipients of care; political actors and community members. Ten artists and writers—the majority of whom have never before created work for the Web—will collaborate with Triple Canopy on digital projects, public programs, and extensive photo, video, and textual documentation. They will seek to understand sickness not so much as a singular event or immediately identifiable state but as a continual and nearly ubiquitous process.

Each issue of Triple Canopy includes between twenty and twenty-five contributions, which range from digital works of art and literature to live events to books. Since its founding in 2007, Triple Canopy has presented the work of over 850 visual and performing artists, poets, novelists, and scholars in twenty-three issues of the magazine for an international readership of more than one  million. Triple Canopy’s work has been exhibited at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, MoMA PS1 (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; and presented at the New Museum (New York), The Kitchen (New York), and Artissima (Turin), among other venues. In 2015, NYU’s Fales Library & Special Collections announced the ongoing acquisition of their archive.

For more information, visit Triple Canopy.

Selections from On Value, co-edited by Ralph Lemon & Triple Canopy, 2015. Photos courtesy of Triple Canopy.