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The End of the Fucking Work

Galerie im Turm

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Varvara Stepanova, Kathrin Lemcke, Natasha A. Kelly, Wayne Hodge, Harun Farocki, Anna Borgman and Candy Lenk

The end of capitalist wage labour can only become conceivable if work itself is to be examined. The social problem lies not in work as an activity in and of itself, but rather in its exploitation through wage labour. In pandemic times, long-existing inequalities become crystal-clear: the system is colossally unjust.

Art work experiences hyper-inflation as well as depreciation in value in multiple ways. Seldom is it recognised as wage labour, because it “creates joy”, “involves self-realisation”, or “can be done by anyone”. This fragile situation is one component of prevailing power relations and forms of discrimination, which are increasingly intensified in light of the blooming crises.

Work itself cannot end, because human beings constantly need to interact with their environments. But perhaps an end to organised wage labour as we know it is possible; an end to structures that are both hierarchical and oppressive. The artists of this exhibition investigate work processes, both those currently at play in the art sector, and those of an emancipated society – surveying the status quo, and hoping for utopia.

Curated by Linnéa Meiners

Events:

Thu, 06/05 | 6 pm
Work (Explicit)
Reading circle with Jorinde Splettstößer und Linnéa Meiners (in German)

We, 26/05 | 3 – 5pm
What is labour?
Workshop in the exhibition hosted by F3_kollektiv in simple language (in German)

Fr, 04/06 | 6 pm
Cindy Cat X The End of the Fucking Work
Exhibition tour with Irène Mélix & Antje Meichsner

Stay tuned…

The End of the Fucking Work is the second part of the exhibition series MY WORKING WILL BE THE WORK. on self/care, labour and solidarity curated by Linnéa Meiners and Jorinde Splettstößer.

Link exhibition: www.galerie-im-turm.net/fuckingwork
Link series: http://galerie-im-turm.net/my-working-will-be-the-work

Galerie im Turm
Frankfurter Tor 1
10243 Berlin

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12:00 - 18:00

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