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New exhibition at HOK: Arbeidstid ("Work time") opens May 23
Of particular interest is the increasing erasure of the clear demarcation between work and life, between time on and off the clock. In different ways, the artists ask questions about the shifting conditions of labor, pointing to the way work increasingly enlists not only our bodies, but our minds and hearts in the quest for productivity.
Against the backdrop of an uncertain future marked by an instable euro zone, increasing unemployment and income gaps in individual countries, as well as of a migratory, precarious and underpaid labor force , it seems all the more pertinent to query why we continue to work as we do.
The works of art on view, self reflexive and often performative, draw lines to the past, look critically at the present, and begin to imagine what a future where work and the economic regime that underpin it might be resisted and reconfigured.
MTL (Nitasha Dhillon & Amin Husain), Marianne Flotron, Paul Graham, Tehching Hsieh, Olivia Plender, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, KPD (Kleines Postfordistisches Drama), Sharon Lockhart, Tehching Hsieh, Duncan Campbell, Jesper Alvær, Michala Paludan, Allan Sekula.
Curator: Milena Høgsberg
- Art, Culture, Entertainment
- allan sekul
- michala paludan
- jesper alvær
- duncan campbell
- sharon lockhart
- kpd (kleines postfordistisches drama)
- richard ibghy & marilou lemmens
- olivia plender
- tehching hsieh
- paul graham
- marianne flotron
- work time
- henie onstad kunstsenter
is a leading venue for 20th century and contemporary art, as well as experimental
sound works. The Art Centre is located in a large sculpture park by the fjord,
about 15 minutes drive from Oslo, Norway.