Working Artists Fear No Work, Don’t They?
Discussion held by "Szum" magazine

One of the results of the 2012 Artists Strike, organized by the Contemporary Art Citizens’ Forum, was the re-evaluation of the artist’s image.

From a bluebird and social renegade s/he has become a working person, demanding his/hers rights similarly as other citizens do. However, the image of a contemporary artist’s labour the society has in mind still remains blurred. In the past artists would eagerly portray themselves at work: at a guild’s workshop, a private atelier, in the academy or outdoors. The last significant vision of the artist’s workshop is Andy Warhol’s Factory. But how does it look now, particularly when it comes to Polish artists?

This panel is supposed to determine what contemporary artists’ labour looks like and what it is. Who do they need to cooperate with and what sort of tools to use? Should labour be understood only as the process of manufacturing works of art or projects? Or maybe, in line with the neoliberal logic of production, the borderline between artists’ work and leisure time is becoming dimmer, giving way to a liquid model of labour in which a photograph uploaded to Instagram and any sort of Facebook activity are equally important as acquiring resources for the production of works of art and the creative process itself.

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Other archival events from that cycle:

18:00 Meeting Working Artists Fear No Work, Don’t They?Discussion held by „Szum” magazine Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
20:00 Film screening Artists Online: Rajkowska, BaumgartA film programme Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture The Academy and the Corporate Public. Research, bohemia and self-organization.A meeting as a part of the series: Artist as an urban being: occurence, habits and policy Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting The Teeth of the ArchiveA presentation on Political Art Documentation/Distribution or PAD/D (1980-1988), REPOhistory (1989-2000). Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting THE MISSING NAIL Meeting with Katy Bentall Avant-garde Institute
Al. Solidarności 64 m. 118, Warsaw
20:00 Film screening RE/MIX Dario Fo has sent the instructionsFilm screening Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
11:00 Session Art Field As Social FactoryDivision of Labour, Forms of Capital and Systems of Exploitation in the Contemporary Cultural Production Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
16:00 Guided tour Curatorial Guided Tour Through the „Nightlife Archives” Exhibition Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
13:00 Workshops Artistic CreationsWorkshop for families Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw