Performing work in the 21st Century  [Föreställningar om arbete i det 21:a århundradet]

Portraits of Artists from Archives Of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Artists’ work has counteracted traditional work relations since modernism, often questioning production relations or predicting new ones, as artists always have problematized the concept of  “work”.  Today, when changing global work relations and digital labour are transforming the way we work and live, this criticism is particularly relevant. Phenomena such as crowdsourcing, micro-tasks, sharing economy, and an expanding class of temporary and flexible workers, are some of the subjects currently explored by artists. In this workshop, we invite artists that address these issues to discuss their recent or ongoing work. The result of the workshop will be further developed in a publication.

Time and place: The research week, Royal institute of Art 2018, January 24 9.30-14.30 [Styrelserummet].

Program

9.00-9.30 Introduction

9.30-10.00 Karin Hansson presents the research project

10.00-11.00 Art as work

1) Johan Tirén: The art of making difference

2) My Lindh: Intuitive work as a political act – methods for agency and sharing

3) Nils Claesson: The contract

4) Dorinel Marc: Who is the artist

11.00-11.30 Discussion

11.30 – 12.30  Work as art

5) Marie Gavois: The seagulls are singing nasty pop songs / Fiskmåsarna sjunger otäcka popsånger

6) Kajsa Dahlberg: Tidens politik

7) Ola Nilsson, Work in progress: A sonic model of a vertical mind

8) Shiva Anoushirvani

12.30-13.00 Discussion

13.00-14.00 Lunch work in groups

14.00 – 14.30 Summary