50,000 Beds was commissioned by three of Connecticut's premier contemporary art exhibition spaces: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield), Artspace (New Haven), and Real Art Ways (Hartford).
The project was intended as an exploration of the interdependent roles of art and tourism. It was a collaboration with the three presenting organizations, the artists, and the hotel/business community. Forty-five artists/teams were invited to create short videos, each set in a different hotel, motel, or inn across Connecticut. The videos were then grouped and installed, fifteen at each venue.
Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Amy Barrett, David Borawski, Tyler Coburn, Liz Cohen, Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Jorge Colombo, Moyra Davey and Jason Simon, Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson, David Ellis, Melissa Friedling, Neil Goldberg, Gene Gort, Jaqueline Goss and Andrew Gori, Brent Green, Oliver Herring, Nina Katchadourian, Aaron Katz, Braden King, Simon Lee and Jim White, Joshua Marston, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Paul McGuirk, Megan Michalak, Jeffery Miller, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, Laurel Nakadate, Adam Niklewicz, John Pilson, Shannon Plumb, J. Morgan Puett, Tim Rutili, John Sanchez, Dread Scott, Gil Scullion, Grzegorz Surman, Eve Sussman, Jacqueline Tarry and Bradley McCallum, Erika Van Natta, Anne Weber, Judi Werthein, Chris Wilcha, Pawel Wojtasik and Terry Berkowitz, Amy Yoes, and Marina Zurkow
Curated by Chris Doyle