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WORK OUT - PRODUCE YOUR OWN ELECTRICITY

pilot project at the gym „Sport & Freizeit“ Bremen

Within the framework of

I’M BUSY - exhibition at GAK Bremen

October 13 2006 – January 7, 2007

FRANCIS ALŸS \ JOHN BALDESSARI \ ALICE CREISCHER/ANDREAS SIEKMANN \
JOSEF DABERNIG \ MATTHIAS KLOS \ AERNOUT MIK \ JEAN-LUC MOULÈNE \
ADRIAN PACI \ DANICA PHELPS \ REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT \ CORINNA SCHNITT \ ELISABETH SCHIMANA/MARKUS SEIDL \ ANTJE SCHIFFERS \ INGO VETTER/
ANNETTE WEISSER

What is work? Profession, career and perhaps self-fulfilment are models that are still incontestable on the one hand, and are beginning to crack on the other – but are nevertheless based on a common principle: Work is understood as productivity that is visible and can be converted into capital. And what is the opposite of this work? It seems to be irreconcilably opposed to idleness, leisure or self-determined activity, everyday occupations, necessary, meaningless or self-chosen actions. Are they reluctantly accepted accessories to effectiveness, the germ cell of identity formation, an evil necessity for the regeneration of what really counts – i.e. the ability to work -, or are they the paradisiacal realm of freedom?

The exhibition focuses on discussions revolving around the concepts of work and leisure and on the way society evaluates them, particularly from the point of view of how those evaluations affect art. The wide range of art projects begins with John Baldessari’s statement “I’m making art” of the year 1971, arising from the core of the essential artistic issue in the studio: What is the relationship between what one does and what one produces?

Curator: Gabriele Mackert

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mounting a generator

the participant of a spinning lesson produces electricity
 

Exhibition at GAK: RG shows also the project Threedimensional Concept of Work