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 »]
This Friday at The New School’s Skybridge, Still Working? will showcase a wave of artists engaged in the increasingly blurred relationship between work and play. Seeking to create an environment that complicates this binary, the exhibition will serve as an opportunity to address the rise of the so-called creative class and the global conditions of labor underpinning it. In addition to exploring what it means to work/live in a ‘home office’, Still Working? will reference the peculiar status of contemporary artists as one characterized by greater administrative tasks and which increasingly resembles office labor.
Featuring works by: Vito Acconci, John William Becker, Elliot Cash, Tommy Coleman, Sue de Beer, Lali Foster, Rebecca Friedman, Marc Matchak, Filip Olszewski, Morgan Ritter, Mika Rottenberg, Ebin Woodward
25 April / Opens @ 6:00pm
The New School – Skybridge, Floors 3 & 4 | Entrance at either 66 W 12th St. or 65 W 11th St.