LABOUR curated by “Komplot” in Musée Meunier Museum
For the second time the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium join forces with Komplot, a curatorial collective created in Brussels in 2002. For this exhibition called Labour, contemporary artists intervened in the Meunier Museum, the home and studio of painter and sculptor Constantin Meunier (1831-1905).
Meunier’s social realism will be updated through the quote “New day, new money to be made”, taken from a song by Nicki Minaj addressing the ambient precarity. Time is money. Capitalist society hardly leaves us the time to perform a mission, and we already need to look for the next one. The rhythm of searching for work, finding new clients, making the job and getting paid is exhausting. The constant reinvention of the self in every challenging moment of uncertainty, became an obsessive, repetitive pattern in our postcolonial, post-proletarian, post-work conditions. These routines, in which one is kept captive, prevent the possibility to break through. Precarity is constructed to make change impossible. What about social welfare? Reality check? Paycheck. No time to lose.
Gaillard & Claude
Marina Pinsky & Jonathan Boutefeu
Markus von Platen
With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, COCOF, VGC
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