Monday, May 27, 2013

Living Labor and The Phantom of Liberty: Contemporary Art and the Pedagogical Paradox

Design: Jeanne Betak. Photo courtesy the Danish
Labor Movement Library and Archive (ABA). 
Photographer unknown.

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter continues its curatorial production model of book publishing to address critical issues in conjunction with its exhibitions Arbeidstid (work time) and Lære for Livet (Learning for Life).
Living Labor
 Living Labor considers the increasing subordination of life to work. Despite economic instability, growing income gaps across countries and the rise of a migratory, flexible and underpaid labor force, our commitment to productivity is unflagging. Today, work enlists us to psychologically invest ourselves in a boundaryless work life, which seeks to instrumentalize all of our waking hours. In response to the eroding boundaries between work and life, and  against the historic backdrop of the Scandinavian labor movement, the writers gathered in Living Labor propose viable forms of refusal and imagine prospects for a post-work future. Contributions by Will Bradley, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Carl Cedarström and Peter Fleming, Annette Kamp, Michala Paludan, Olivia Plender and Hester Reeve, Ole Martin Rønning, and Kathi Weeks.
Editors: Milena Hoegsberg and Cora Fisher
Design: Jeanne Betak
Sternberg Press / HOK
The Phantom of Liberty: Contemporary Art and the Pedagogical Paradox
 What kind of ideological apparatus is our current school system, and how is the relationship between freedom and discipline considered in the system’s most recent controversial changes? The Phantom of Liberty is a response to ongoing debates about pedagogy, school, and educational policy. The modern state is occupied by the question how schooling can be made more efficient, how children’s learning can be optimized. The interest in children’s performance at school undoubtedly stems from the competition thinking that characterizes “adult society.” Contributions by Emanuel Almborg, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Adelita Husni Bey, Nils Christie, Ane Hjort Guttu, Carl Hegemann, Carsten Rene Jørgensen, Lars Bang Larsen, Sharon Lockhart, Magnus Marsdal, Marit Paasche and Allan Sekula.
Editors: Tone Hansen and Lars Bang Larsen
Design: Eriksen / Brown
Sternberg Press / HOK

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