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Work

edited by Friederike Sigler
Format
Book
Published
London : Whitechapel Gallery ; Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2017.
Language
English
Uniform Title
Work (M.I.T. Press)
Series
Documents of Contemporary Art
Documents of Contemporary Art Series
ISBN
9780262534338, 0262534339, 9780854882557
Summary
Warhol's Factory of the 1960s, Minimalism's assembly-line aesthetics, conceptual and feminist concern with workers' conditions in the 1970s -- these are among the antecedents of a renewed focus on the work of art: labor as artistic activity, as artistic method and as object of artistic engagement. In 2002, the 'Work Ethic' exhibition curated by Helen Molesworth at the Baltimore Museum of Art took its cue from recent art to spotlight this earlier era of artistic practice in which activity became as valid as, and often dispensed with, object-production. Revealed through this prism was 'dematerialized' art's close and critical relation to the emergent information age's criteria of management, production and skill. 00By 2015, the Venice Biennale reflected artists' wider concern with global economic and social crises, centered on exploitative and precarious worlds of employment. Yet while art increasingly engages with human travail, work's significance in itself is seldom addressed by critics. This anthology explicitly investigates work in relation to contemporary art, surveying artistic strategies that grapple with the complexities of being an art worker in the new economy, a postproducer, a collaborator, a fabricator, a striker, an ethical campaigner, or would-be transformer of labor from oppression to liberation.
Description
139 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-232) and index.
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