Freedom at work. Freedom through work. Freedom from work.
“Truly, free work, e.g. composing, is at same time precisely the most damnable earnestness, the most intense effort.” (Marx)
“One thing we have to know about art that it is not entertainment […] To experience a work of art truly is as hard a job as to make a work of art. It really is.” (Carl Andre)
“Labour is the living, form-giving fire that shapes the pattern; it is the transitoriness of things, their temporality, as their transformation by living time”. Karl Marx Let’s Work!
2023) deals with the problem of work. It invites us, through various artistic situations set in specific environments, to reflect on the meaning and value of work, the ways in which we experience work in everyday life, and how art is at work. In the first chapter (2022), artworks are contextualized in locations that play a constructive role in society in terms of the formulation of labor policies, and more specifically the formulation of strategies in the field of cultural labor, in public services that respond to labor problems, in institutions that educate the upcoming workforce, and in spaces that play a role in contemporary art practices. The spatial and temporal positioning of works for (re)viewing by both institutional staff and invited and casual visitors aims to widen the field of visibility of the artwork and its reception. In the second chapter (2023), the artworks will be presented in their entirety in exhibition and performance formats.