Welcome to this PARSE Dialogue on Art and work.
Art has been integral to recent debates and critical strategies contesting the social imaginary of work. The modernist vision of artistic labour as the paradigm of nonalienated labour has been replaced by the argument that artists are exemplars of the precarious 24/7 worker. The politics of labour has been replaced with the micropolitics of work and the project to transform work has been replaced with the campaign for the end of work. This Parse Dialogue will focus on difficulties of distinguishing between work and play and how work has been a model for rejuvenating art as a critical form of labour.
Tom Cubbin, Design Historian, Senior Lecturer HDK
Josefine Wikström, Writer and Lecturer DOCH (Stockholm University of the Arts)
Dave Beech, PARSE Professor Valand Academy
The event is free and open to the public, no sign up required. The dialogue will be in English.