Innsbruck

Innsbruck

“Work”

TAXISPALAIS Kunsthalle Tirol
Maria-Theresien-Straße 45
June 4–August 14, 2005

Curated by Silvia Eiblmar, Verina Gfader, and Tereza Kotyk

Forget the forty-hour-a-week stint at the factory or office (not to mention pension plans and health care). From telecommuting and outsourcing to third-world sweatshops, work today is as unpredictable and expansive as the global society it serves. In an ironic but not inappropriate bit of timing, Galerie im Taxispalais has chosen the vacation months of summer to consider the changing nature of work since the ’60s, as reflected in the output of some thirty artists (like Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Harun Farocki). Equally apropos is the show’s emphasis on women’s work, which—entirely unregulated and famously never done—now seems like something of a model for late-capitalist labor at large.

Travels to the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, 2006.