Workplace opens today at The Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry. And we quote:
"From school to adulthood, we spend a huge amount of our lives in the workplace. In it, life-long friendships and romances are formed; it provides the arena in which power games and gender politics are played out at a macro and micro level; it is the setting for innovation and life-changing research as well as mind-numbing repetition and ennui.
This exhibition explores the workplace through contemporary art as a universal experience, one which cuts across political and geographical boundaries as well as distinctions between types of industry, including the production of art. Through film works selected from across the globe by leading artists of the international art world, this exhibition explores the frustration and alienation of a contemporary workforce removed from the true seats of power, but also the often humorous strategies for survival and expressions of individualism that prevail.
BECOME PART OF THE ART
During Workplace, The Mead Gallery is encouraging visitors to use the gallery as their own workplace, to have working and non-working lunches in there and to make use of desks and meeting spaces that will be made available to them. This is a unique opportunity to become part of the art – book a slot and escape your own workplace for a while!
You can book a slot in advance for hot-desking or meetings over the duration of the exhibition. Use our online reservation system – slots are divided into two hour portions for use of the desk space, and four-hour portions for use of the meeting space. You can book multiple slots if you would like to avail of the space for a full day. Click to book"
Workplace runs through Saturday, March 9th, 2013.
[Image credit: Adel Abidin, Consumption of War, 2011. Still from video installation, 3.20 min. Courtesy of the artist.]