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“How might we expose the fundamental structures and dominant values of work, including its temporalities, socialities, hierarchies, and subjectivities as pressing political phenomena? If why we work, where we work, with whom we work, what we do at work, and how long we work are social arrangements and hence properly political decisions, how might more of this territory be reclaimed as viable terrains of debate and struggle?” –The Problem with Work, Kathi Weeks New Poetics of Labor aims to create opportunities for artists/workers to have a dialogue through experimental exhibitions in spaces where production takes place. Through art we learn about labor and there is a way that through labor we can also redefine art. When the languages of artists and workers are examined under the same lens a common ground is exposed, and the absurdities of a tired structure translate into people’s readiness for resistance. At New Poetics of Labor we are asking ourselves: -What examining labor might mean for resistance, especially in developing countries? -What reflecting on this reality as a worker might mean for the artist, and similarly, what thinking of himself as an artist might mean for a waged worker? We are inviting artists and writers […]
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