• Marianne Flotron, Fired, 2007, still from a color video, 7 minutes 51 seconds.

    Marianne Flotron

    Kunsthalle Bern

    In recent years, politically engaged artists have confronted viewers with a multitude of current and historical conflicts. Yet they rarely enter the realm of daily life in the business world, where the microstructures of economic power are formed among individuals. So much more exciting, then, is the work of the Amsterdam-based Swiss artist Marianne Flotron, who disturbs these subtle and seemingly unremarkable routines in videotaped scenes.

    With the support of the Kunsthalle Bern, Flotron created the four-part video piece Work, 2011, as one component of her first solo institutional exhibition,

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