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Tomaž Grom: Happiness at Work

photo: Tomaž Grom
photo: Tomaž Grom
Work by artist or artist at work?

Action in duration
Work of the opus Let’s Work! (2022–2023) by Loup Abramovici, Tomaž Grom, Teja Reba, Špela Trošt

Concept: Tomaž Grom, Špela Trošt
Performer: Tomaž Grom
Text: Špela Trošt, Tomaž Grom
Reader: Polona Torkar (recorded at Radio Študent, technician Arne Radelj)

Production: Teja Reba
Coproduction: Sploh Institute
Partner: Moderna galerija
Financial support: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

29. 1. 2023, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova
24.4.2023, Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana
25.4.2023, Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana
9. 9. 2023, festival Venere in teatro, Forte Maghera, Mestre-Venezia, Italy
2. 12. 2023, Celjski dom, Celje
2.–3. 2. 2024, Hangar teatri, Triest, Italy
18. 5. 2024, Inkubator, Maribor

Photography: Marcandrea
A man who works in art.
A man who makes art.
A man who works continuously.

Let’s Work! (20222023) 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.

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