Cameron Rowland: Open Seminar

  • Cameron Rowland, 49-51 Chambers Street - Basement, New York, NY 10007, 2014. Wooden table top, base, hardware. 31 x 42 x 42 in.


  1. Nov 21, 2016, 6:30 – 8 pm
Level 3, CRC/bookshop

Cameron Rowland
49-51 Chambers Street - Basement, New York, NY 10007, 2014
Wooden table top, base, hardware
31 x 42 x 42 inches (78.74 x 106.68 x 106.68 cm)

Public Surplus is a private auction system that sells government property to private buyers. This circular wooden table was bought at auction from Public Surplus. It was used in the building at 49-51 Chambers Street in New York City, when it was owned by the Mayor’s Office of New York. The City purchased the building in 1965. The building was sold in 2013 and is now privately owned. Everything unclaimed in the building was sold in 2014 via Public Surplus.

Cameron Rowland

Cameron Rowland was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rowland lives and works in Queens, New York. Rowland's work investigates legal and economic structures that enforce contemporary life. Rowland has previously exhibited at ESSEX STREET, New York; the Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo; PS1, Queens; Studio Museum in Harlem; Artists Space, New York; Kunsthalle Fribourg, Switzerland.

Agency for Critical Inquiry

Cameron Rowland: Open Seminar is part of the CCVA initiative Agency for Critical Inquiry, an open invitation to academic and Boston-area communities to connect with the Carpenter Center, forging a site for collective learning in the public realm.