-Is This Love? Labor / Art / Auratic Conditions
Sync Curatorial Fellowship + 3 137 present a project on labor in contemporary art.
– Is This Love? Labor / Art / Auratic Conditions
The program, to be conducted in English, will feature a conversation with Cultural Workers Alliance Greece and Art Workers Italia, two independent and participative groups of workers that spontaneously formed during the Covid-19 crisis in Greece and Italy, respectively. The event will conclude with a collective exercise of physical and speculative emancipation through artist Danilo Correale’s "Reverie, On the liberation from work – Part 2" (2017).
Through this collective process, we aim to foster generative and growing exchanges on workers’ rights among grassroots initiatives, reconsider our collective understanding of labor in contemporary art and beyond, and undermine the validity of the rhetoric of cultural work as a “labor of love.”
*During her spring 2020 sync Curatorial Fellowship, Ilaria Conti conducted site and studio visits across Athens, while developing collaborative research on issues of labor in contemporary art with 3 137, an artist-run space founded in 2012 by Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Kosmas Nikolaou, and Paky Vlassopoulou