Exhibition: work work work

Exhibition period: Aug 25 – Dec 8 2018

Opening of the second phase: Oct 6 at 1-5 pm

work work work is a exhibition that is self-reflective and takes a look at artists and curators’ own circumstances as cultural producers. The art industry is known to be infected by expectations of free labor and a general lack of money. Are these conditions we can change and if so, how?

As cultural producers we are more often than not a part of the new and fast growing social class called the precariat. A class defined by short term employment without protection and with fewer rights both economically, socially and politically. It is a social class that gathers people from across the traditional class system such as immigrants, unskilled workers and highly educated people, freelancers and project employed workers.

On October 6th we open the second phase of the exhibition with works by artists Lise Skou and Suada Demirovic.

Lise Skou contributes with the installation Rewriting History, which takes its point of departure in the major work Wealth of a Nation (1776) by economist Adam Smith. The artist’s focus is on the lacking consideration of how unpaid work helps ensure wealth.

Suada Demirovic shows the video work Family Album 1952-1990, based on the artist’s own family history and, more specifically, her mother’s memories. This is a film about moving away in search for work but also about leaving your home country because you are unwanted.

work work work is not a static exhibition. It develops throughout the exhibition period as an organism that grows and evolves over time. The exhibition program focuses on the nature of precarity, on collective working methods and organisation, the value of work and the lack thereof. Throughout the exhibition period we will show art, performances, reading groups, workshops and seminars by / in collaboration with:

Suada Demirovic, Lise Skou, Centre for Precarious Lives, Ulla Hvejsel, Mia Isabel Edelgart, Deirdre Johanna Humphrys, Thea von der Maase, Ninna M. Poulsen, Joen Vedel, Thomas Bo Østergaard, Tine Tvergaard, Rasmus Brink Pedersen and more.

The exhibition is supported by: The Danish Arts Foundation and The City of Copenhagen.

 

Program

August 24 / Opening of work work work with works by Mia Isabel Edelgart, Deirdre Johanna Humphrys, Thea von der Maase, Ninna M. Poulsen, Joen Vedel, Thomas Bo Østergaard, Tine Tvergaard & Rasmus Brink Pedersen.

October 3 / Workshop by Flexwerker

October 6 / Opening of the second phase of the exhibition with works by Lise Skou and Suada Demirovic.

 

more to come.