Around Labor, Art, and the Auratic Condition (This is Not a Love Song)

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Published on the occasion of the collaboration between 3 137 and Ilaria Conti, within the framework of the sync Curatorial Fellowship (January – March 2020), Around Labor, Art, and the Auratic Condition (This is Not a Love Song), this non-linear and non-discursive edition features statements by curators and scholars who have been active in Athens, Greece, on issues of labor in art, including iLiana Fokianaki, Elpida Karaba, Evita Tsokanta, and Despina Zefkili; a newly commissioned image by Erica Scourti; the Greek translation of key language tools developed by the U.S. based organization Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.); and a collection of practical and playful exercises to rethink and reorganize one’s immaterial labor. The publication is designed by Yannikos Vasiloulis.

 

Edited by: Ilaria Conti, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Kosmas Nikolaou, Paky Vlassopoulou

Texts by: Ilaria Conti, iLiana Fokianaki, Elpida Karaba & Despina Zefkili, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Maria Nicolacopoulou, Kosmas Nikolaou, Evita Tsokanta, Paky Vlassopoulou

Design by: Yannikos Vasiloulis

 

 

CONTENTS / CHAPTERS

  1. A fictional contract, aiming to recognize the multiple forms of material and non-material labor. (pp. 2-9)
  2. An auratic mapping of contemporary art spaces in Athens. (pp.10-19)
  3. A recognition of the work done by curators and scholars iLiana Fokianaki, Elpida Karaba, Evita Tsokanta, and Despina Zefkili, who have been active in Athens on issues of labor in art, in their own words (pp.18-23)
  4. The Greek translation of key language tools developed by the US-based organization Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.). (pp. 24-27)
  5. A sustainability exercise through budgeting. (pp. 28-29)
  6. An informal account on unsustainable exercises. (pp. 30-31)
  7. A labor tracker to rethink and reorganize one’s immaterial labor. (pp. 32-35)
  8. A collective bibliography on labor in contemporary art. (p. 38)

 

I. A newly commissioned image by Erica Scourti. (p. 39)

Publisher: 3 137

Publishing year: 2020

Language: English

Dimensions: 24 × 16 cm

Weight: 75 gr

Pages: 42 with black-and-white illustrations

Paper: 80gsm silk paper

Print run: 800 copies

Printed in Athens, Greece

ISBN: 978-618-84814-0-4

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