The exhibition catalogues contemporary methods of collective work developed mostly by the generation of artists in their thirties who have pursued their careers for periods ranging from three to eleven years.
The participants include duos (Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Pakui Hardware, Foundland Collective, and Part-time Suite), groups with more members (GCC, Laboria Cuboniks), collectives set up with a specific purpose in mind (Laboria Cuboniks), groups that adapt the music band model (such as BNNT and the collective of musicians NON Worldwide), groups that refer to models of work in the business environment and tap into branding practices (GCC), activist groups (as we can surely view some of the members of NON Worldwide), and collectives that gather representatives of various professional spheres (Laboria Cuboniks).
The exhibition is divided into three sections devoted to questions related to a range of contemporary phenomena, such as corporate culture and the pressure of productivity (WORK/EFFICIENCY/FUTURE), various forms and dimensions of being together (INTERNET/ AFFECT/BEING TOGETHER), and the emancipatory potential of technology (TECHNOLOGY/EMANCIPATION/MIGRA - TION).
Collective practices in new art merge strategies of group work known from the previous decades that often responded to then-current political issues, addressing human rights activism, the potential offered by new media, and alternatives to commercial exchange, amongst other fields of activity.
Artists: BNNT, Foundland Collective, GCC, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Laboria Cuboniks, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, NON Worldwide, Pakui Hardware, Part-time Suite and Dom Mody Limanka, Matosek/Niezgoda, POSTNOVIKI
Curator: Agnieszka Pindera
8 June – 28 October 2018
Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź