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NYPLPCETC 01-04 [Art Basel Second Edition]
This is the second edition published on the occasion of Art Basel 2017.
All images collected from the New York Public Library Picture Collection over the course of 2013 sequenced and designed 2014-2016.
A term of one year was allotted to collect material from the picture collection to give the project significant scale but a limitation in mind of a full cycle.
Sixty images from the picture collection can be checked out from the library each visit. They are released to you in an archival olive colored folder, Carlson made high resolution scans of his selections from each visit.
The initial criteria for selecting images was loose, but as the catalog expanded, the direction of the project continuously defined itself by both expanding and contracting upon its breadth and focus of signifiers.
Murals, birds eye view, excavation, and civil unrest are notable teach terms upon the first visit.
Human scale and world scale are at question. Mark making and time are at question. Humanity and the entirety of culture in itself dwells squarely on the crust of a delicate ecosystem.