What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]
Off the Clock: Working with Flexible Labor, Social Networks and Everyday Life
Art in General
79 Walker Street, NYC, 10013
7:00pm Tuesday, October 11
How do recent lateral, collaborative projects, ranging from artist-run spaces to curatorial initiatives to knowledge communities, counter the information/service-based economy and its elements of fluid social networks, entrepreneurial spirit, flexible labor management and interactions with daily life? Or do these art projects and communities utilize these factors and build upon them — in turn aligning with this mode rather than producing a disarming critique?
Summer Guthery, The Chrysler Series
Rose Marcus, The Dependent Art Fair
Jackson Moore, The Public School New York
Lise Soskolne, W.A.G.E.
James Voorhies, Bureau for Open Culture
Check out the Labor Issue for more on this subject.