Previously at the ICA - Events
8 Dec 2009
In recent times, the culture industry has capitalised on the work ethic of the art world – its ever-youthful energy, allure of freedom, flexible working hours, short-term or lack of contracts – and converted it into a standard production model. Following the success of Capitals of Culture schemes and the creative industries, governments have also been keen to embrace this post-Henry Ford work model and link it to the global neoliberal market economy. How have artists, curators and other arts professionals reacted? Can they offer alternative strategies and policies?
Speakers: Rudi Laermans, professor, Centre for Sociological Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Irit Rogoff, professor of visual cultures, Goldsmiths; Pil and Galia Kollectiv, artists, writers and curators working in collaboration; Pascal Gielen, co-editor (with Paul De Bruyne) of Arts in Society: Being an Artist in Post-Fordist Times, and author of The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude: Global Art, Memory and Post-Fordism.
Followed by book launch.
Supported by Flanders House, London