Filed under: artists, contemporary art, publication | Tags: artists, books, contemporary art, exhibition, news, publication
Our publication, No Time to Lose: A Search for Work/Life Balance, has finally arrived!
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Filed under: events, ideas, interactive | Tags: artists, event, ideas, other events, society
Reposted from e-flux via CCS Bard…
A series of talks…
Wyoming Evenings: What is the Good of Work? (1/4)
What is the good of work? How and why did the sixties and seventies vision of a future defined by leisure change into the reality of an exhausting life of increasingly purposeless work? What are the implications of the shift from a Fordist model of production to a post-Fordist one? Why is work valorized in contemporary society? What happened to the radical potential of labor? What can we learn by examining its various critiques, from those expressed in the Middle Ages and up through the strategies employed by the Situationists and others? Unemployment is becoming a reality for an increasing number of people. How might we think of unemployment as an artistic and philosophical category?
These questions will be examined during four events at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building in the East Village. Each event will involve two guests–one artist and one cultural producer of another kind. Marysia Lewandowska and Peter Fleming will be the guests at the first event on October 17, 2009.
Marysia Lewandowska is a Polish-born, London-based artist and a Professor at Konstfack Stockholm. Her past and current projects reflect the ways in which institutions determine the exchange of values between art and its publics. She is currently developing Women’s Audio Archive as part of her residency at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
Peter Fleming is professor of Work, Organization and Society at the Queen Mary College (University of London). One of his areas of research concerns the cultural politics of work organizations and the modes of ideological control that operate to enlist the participation of labor.
Events to follow in this series:
December 5th, 2009. 4pm
Marion von Osten and Tom McCarthy
January 30th, 2010. 4pm
Liam Gillick and Gianni Vattimo
March 13th, 2010. 4pm
Carles Guerra and Michael Hardt
For more information: http://www.bard.edu/ccs/exhibitions/sites/exhibition.php?g=680534&type=1
Filed under: contemporary art, exhibition, intervention | Tags: art, artists, contemporary art, intervention, other exhibitions, work
Check out this intervention that started in 2007, will launch as an exhibition in fall 2009, and will be released as a publication in 2009/2010… very cool. Monika found it online and passed it on…
Filed under: activism, artists, contemporary art, exhibition, ideas | Tags: activism, art, artists, contemporary art, economics, event, exhibition, ideas, overwork, publication, society, working
13 December 2008 – 1 February 2009
Opening: 12 December, 19 h
… for a concept of labour beyond overwork and lack of work
Participants: Absageagentur, bankleer, Bildwechsel, chto delat, Chor der Tätigen , city mine(d), Die Heilige Kirche der letzten drei Arbeitstage, G-bliss productions, Sascha Göttling, Institut für Primär-energieforschung , Kiez ->To Go, m7red , Karin Michalski / Renate Lorenz, Netzwerk Grund-einkommen, Private Emission Trade, Sabotage-agentur, unhaltbar/leere Versprechungen, UNWETTER, Malte Wilms, Zene na delu – und die Projektgruppe „/unvermittelt“ der NGBK: Danijela Cenan, Uli Ertl, Frauke Hehl, Rut Waldeyer und Nadine Wothe
About 50 activists, initiatives, artists, theorists and opinion leaders from throughout the world have been invited to redefine the concepts of work and of being active under the motto “practice, method, scope“. The project began in January 2008 with a series of lectures and workshops. Since August, a number of interventions have taken place in Berlin public space. From 13 December, the participants will be showing what they understand by a collaborative and mutually supportive space to think, explore the scope of possibilities and act, in the exhibition space at NGBK.
The exhibition presents both the processes involved – workshops, campaigns, radio and film productions, artists’ actions and political interventions in urban space, as well as the results – films, posters, songs and other acoustic works, sculptures and documentary material.
/unvermittelt will be accompanied by a publication in German. ISBN: 978-3-938515-21-1.
At the evening opening at NGBK the Chor der Tätigen will be singing pop-songs on the topic of work together with “Judiths Krise”.
/unvermittelt is a project of the New Society for Visual Arts, its patron is Berlin’s Senator for Integration, Labour and Social Issues Dr. Knake-Werner.
Catalogue ISBN: 978-3-938515-21-1