Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 2 November 2017

‘Rethinking the Institution’ | MIMA | What We Talk About When We Talk About Work

What We Talk About When We Talk About Work is a programme of public discussions bringing together curators and artists working across the north of the UK with creative practitioners from different European cities. The discussions are focused upon exploring ways of working outside, across, between and within existing institutional structures. Each event takes a particular thematic inviting practitioners toshare their current projects and their approach to working.The programme will launch on Thursday 2nd November 2017 at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, with events occurring regularly until August 2018. Each discussion will be broadcast live by this is tomorrow. The project has been developed by Laura Mansfield in collaboration with this is tomorrow, Contemporary Visual Arts Network North West, Yorkshire & Humberside Visual Arts Network, North East Contemporary Visual Arts Network and the participating venues of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, NGCA Sunderland, Bluecoat, Grundy Art Gallery, The Tetley and The Whitworth. The inaugural event in the What We Talk About When We Talk About Work series of discussions takes the theme of‘Rethinking the Institution’. The participants in this event will explore the potential to establish alternative structuresfor supporting and engaging with contemporary art practices. Speakers include Miguel Amado, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Binna Choi,Director of Casco, Utrecht; and artists Maurice Carlin and Emily Hesse. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Schedule

  • Sat 22 September 2018

    Serpentine Work Marathon |  Breakout sessions, convened by Bernard Stiegler

    On the occasion of the Serpentine Work Marathon (22 September 2018, 10am-10pm, Royal Geographical Society), Prof. Bernard Stiegler convenes a gathering of practitioners from multiple disciplines to contribute to discuss work, labour, employment, and economics for an age of entropy.

  • Sun 23 September 2018

    Serpentine Work Marathon Workshops

    On the occasion of the Serpentine Work Marathon (22 September 2018, 10am-10pm, Royal Geographical Society), on the 23rd September, Prof. Bernard Stiegler convenes a gathering of practitioners from multiple disciplines to contribute to the writing of a new manifesto, the first version of which will be issued on the 23rd September, with the definitive version being sent to the United Nations, in Geneva, on 10 January 2020 – the centenary anniversary of the League of Nations.

    Participants include: Anne Alombert, Sara Baranzoni, David Berry, Divya Dwivedi, Noel Fitzpatrick, Giacomo Gilmozzi, Gaël Giraud, Yuk Hui, Olivier Landau, Giuseppe Longo, Glenn Loughran, Shaj Mohan, Maël Montévil, Gerald Moore, Clément Morlat, Vincent Puig, Daniel Ross, Saskia Sassen, Bernard Stiegler and Alain Supiot.

    The 2018 Work Marathon explores issues including technological developments enabling automation and its impact on labour and work; the political urgencies of coerced and invisible labour and the differentiation between work, employment and labour; and the role of non-human agents, including artificial intelligence, animals and materials, in the context of planetary-scale ecologies. The Work Marathon is conceived in collaboration with Professor Bernard Stiegler and builds on the 2017’s GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon, which focused on artificial intelligence and questions of consciousness.