Behind every exhibition opening, festival and biennale is hidden creativity and artistic labour. In the contemporary world of art and the global art market, a great deal of artistic labour remains unrecognized, eventhough the existence of the whole environment stands and falls on its tangible results.
The exhibition Art Is Work aims to establish a discussion about the underfinanced cultural sector in the Slovak art scene, in particular about the lack of financial evaluation for artists and in adequate conditions for their work.
Presented artworks, planned lectures and debates in various forms ask questions about the value of artistic work, point to its precarization and its relation to capitalism, and its forms and transformations in (neo) liberal society. It seems,
that in order forthe system of unfair redistribution, in which we live today, to reproduce itself, certain “work” must disappear in order for another “work” to appear. Whether it is the work of a cultural employee or artist, wage worker or artistic installation, which is a result of artistic labour. In spite of its necessity, we are not allowed to see certain”work” so that we do not see the malfunctioning of the system.
|Artist||A2 kulturní čtrnáctideník, APART collective, Feministická (umělecká) instituce, Liam Gillick, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Jana Kapelová, Barbora Kleinhamplová, Bojana Kunst, Nulová mzda, Mohammad Salemy, Krisdy Shindler, Jiří Skála, Tereza Stejskalová, Pavel Sterec, Raša Todosijević, Anton Vidokle, Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.)|
|Exhibition||Art Is Work|
|Place / venue||Krokus Gallery, Bratislava|
|Curated by||Apart collective|
|Index||A2 kulturní čtrnáctideník Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová Anton Vidokle APART collective Barbora Kleinhamplová Bojana Kunst Feministická (umělecká) instituce Jana Kapelová Jiří Skála Krisdy Shindler Krokus Gallery Liam Gillick Mohammad Salemy Nulová mzda Pavel Sterec Raša Todosijević Tereza Stejskalová Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.).|