On Saturday, February 25, curators Andrew Kachel and Clara López Menéndez will host a day-long symposium at Artspace in conjunction with A new job to unwork at. A lineup of workshops, talks, and performances will involve artists featured in the exhibition, as well as other artists, writers, performers, and students whose practices explore the ways cultural production is enmeshed in a larger network of labor relations and social contexts. The symposium is free and open to the public. Snow date will be Saturday, March 4. Please RSVP using form below.
1:00pm–2:30pm An activity, an operation, an imperative, a hegemonic force, a performative force, a name for an art object, etc. Curators Andrew Kachel and Clara López Menéndez discuss A new job to unwork at with interlocutor Anna Betbeze .
2:30pm Workers’ lunch
3:15pm–4:45pm Artists João Enxuto and Erica Love consider their work Waiting for the Internet alongside the emergence of new connective paradigms, ushered in by recently appointed FCC chairman Ajit Pai and municipal efforts such as LinkNYC. Artist and engineer Surya Mattu will discuss technical ramifications and join Enxuto and Love in conversation.
4:45pm–6:00pm For A new job to unwork at the YES! Association / Föreningen JA! proposed a space of social and material entanglement, manifesting through a round table covered with clay. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, nine séances have taken place at this table. You are now invited to take part in the closing séance. Let us know if you want to join.
7:15–7:45pm Amelia Bande, Protest Song of Now. “The speed at which things are changing prevents me from preparing any performance in advance. Still, I believe we must think and resist together. I will come prepared. We will collectively create a New Protest Song.” —AB
7:45pm – 8:00pm Depart to dinner/after party at BAR. (dinner not included, 254 Crown St, New Haven).