Wed 9 Jan - Sat 9 Mar 2013
Adel Abidin, Emily Jacir, João Onofre, Superflex, Pilvi Takala, John Wood and Paul Harrison
Warwick Arts Centre
From school to adulthood, we spend a huge amount of our lives in the workplace. In it, life-long friendships and romances are formed; it provides the arena in which power games and gender politics are played out at a macro and micro level; it is the setting for innovation and life-changing research as well as mind-numbing repetition and ennui.
This exhibition explores the workplace through contemporary art as a universal experience, one which cuts across political and geographical boundaries as well as distinctions between types of industry, including the production of art. Through film works selected from across the globe by leading artists of the international art world, this exhibition explores the frustration and alienation of a contemporary workforce removed from the true seats of power, but also the often humorous strategies for survival and expressions of individualism that prevail.