The art of care, or how to include care work in the artistic practice

Venue Streamed event
Address Polska
Tags Discussion, Debata
Entry Free

Debate with Natalia Fiedorczuk, Weronika Szczawińska, Ania Nowak, Agata Adamiecka and Justyna Sobczyk (in Polish).

Care revolutions do not bypass the field of arts. The perspective of care enables to identify artistic work not only as gainful employment, but also as care work – producing and sustaining the life of artists and every person in their care. Thus, it can enable revising models of functioning of institutions – whose default is adjusted to entities that have financial security and no care obligations – and help transform the way we think about organising the work process on account of the productivity and overproduction constraint. But under the conditions of social privatisation of reproduction, the ethics of care constitutes a major challenge. What dangers stem from making access to reproductive resources dependent on institutional structures susceptible to crises? How should particular institutions take responsibility for persons with varying needs, taking into account resulting inconveniences? How can we speak about and reveal reproductive practices? Various dimensions of care work will be discussed with artists and researchers interested in these issues both within their own practice and in the context of the search for institutional solutions.

Registration for the event is required via the form on the Biennale website (until 19.05.2021). A link to the meeting will be provided by email. A live transmission on Facebook is planned. The meeting will be recorded and archived on YouTube channel and Biennale website resources. For reasons of privacy protection, the organizers ask that the camera and microphone be left off throughout the event. However, they encourage everyone to join the discussion and send questions in the chat room. The hosts will ask them on behalf of the participants.

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