David Horvitz’s “Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)“

August 27, 2014

Horvitz worked around the clock for three days to compile an editioned group show in the form of archival boxes filled with works from two dozen international artists. These “valises” were mailed as unsolicited donations to 31 museum libraries around the world . 

Visitors were invited to view the works and join Horvitz as he and some of the participating artists personally escort the valises from our shipping container to the James Farley Post Office on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. 

"Cigarette Beetle (Lasioderma serricorne)” was the second in our series of Special Events, in which individual artists co-opt Where’s shipping container as their own personal field station.