Art & Work symposium and screening,
Led by Dave Beech, Valand Academy, with editors Marina Vishmidt and Benjamin Fallon and Kirsteen Macdonald (Chapter Thirteen).
Work has become an urgent topic for the arts, humanities and the social sciences. The distinction between work and leisure has been smudged by new work patterns, new technologies that keep the worker permanently on the job, and by the extension of claims to what kind of activities ought to be waged. Within this the artist has been reclassified, no longer as an exception to capitalist work but as an exemplar of the 24/7 worker. This has also led to the recognition of a wide community of workers who support, supply and sustain artistic work. This dialogue and screening will explore the artworld as a workplace and the various ways in which art and work intersect.
Felicity Allen, artist, UK,
Karin Hansson, artist and researcher, SE,
Winnie Herbstein, artist and filmmaker, UK,
Kelvin Kyungkun Park, artist, KR,
Shona Macnaughton, artist, UK,
Björn Perborg, artist, SE,
Jenny Richards, curator and writer, SE,
J Roh, artist, UK,
Superconductr, artists and researchers, UK.
The event is free and open to the public, no sign up required. The dialogue will be in English.