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The Way Things Run (Der Lauf der Dinge) Part III: Wage

Exhibiting artists: Julieta Aranda, Anna-Sophie Berger, Lou Cantor, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Claire Fontaine, Isabella Fürnkäs, Mariana Hahn, Alicja Kwade, Fred Lonidier, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Mickael Marman, Ahmet Ogut, Gina Proenza, Thilo F. Reich, Analia Saban, Katharina Sieverding, Eric Winkler, He Xiangyu


September 29th–November 1st
Opening: September 28th, 19:00–late.
Performance: 19:30

 

The third and final iteration of The Way Things Run investigates art’s ability to speculate labor politics. Through artworks – be they images, object, or immaterial experiences – artists may effectively narrate histories of labor, informed and shaped by social and geopolitical factors in local, regional or national contexts. At the same time, as capitalist society’s prime producer of symbolic value, the complex concept and industry of “art” is itself embroiled in a range of deeply problematic labor processes, unfolding as art is made, displayed, exchanged and speculated. The Way Things Run III sets out to examine how artists – in an attempt to discuss the essential political importance of work and its effect on bodies, places, institutions, and societies – insist on the work of art as a critical and viable space for such a discussion, expanding or subverting its function while acknowledging its inherent implication in value-generation.

 

Der dritte und letzte Teil von The Way Things Run untersucht die Fähigkeit der Kunst, Arbeitspolitik zu beeinflussen. Durch Kunstwerke - seien es Bilder, Objekte oder immaterielle Erfahrungen – können Künstler effektiv von Geschichten der „Arbeit“ erzählen, die durch soziale und geopolitische Faktoren in lokalen, regionalen oder nationalen Kontexten bestimmt und geprägt sind. Gleichzeitig ist der komplexe Begriff und die Industrie der „Kunst“ als Hauptproduzent der kapitalistischen Gesellschaft für symbolische Werte selbst in eine Reihe von zutiefst problematischen Arbeitsprozessen verstrickt, die sich entfalten kann, wenn Kunst geschaffen, ausgestellt, ausgetauscht und spekuliert wird. The Way Things Run III untersucht, wie kritische und lebensfähige Räume für eine solche Diskussion auf dem Kunst­markt geschaffen werden.

 

Image: Isabella Fürnkäs, Vermillion (from the series “Wounded”), 2017.

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Fred Lonidier 

N.A.F.T.A... #16A & B: N.A.F.T.A... Return to Tijuana, /

T.L.C... Regresa a Tijuana, 2005 

2 pigment print 

83,82 x 309,88 cm

Courtesy of the artist and Silberkuppe 

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Isabella Fürnkäs 

Vermillion and Scarlet (from the series "Wounded"), 2017

Sheep skin, various materials

85 x 45 cm

Courtesy of the artist and Clages gallery 

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Anna-Sophie Berger, 

Berla 1 & 2 (Bestellschein & Verkaufs- u. Lieferbedingungen, 2018

Inkjet on paper

59 x 42 cm

Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna

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Claire Fontaine

Untitled (Rotary Spike: Schwarz-Rot-Gelb, Schwarz-Rot-Senf, Schwarz-Rot- Scheisse), 2016

Galvanised and painted rotary spike, tubing and fixtures. 72 elements 

25 x 600 x 25 

Edition of 1 plus 1 artist's proof

Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Neu

 

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Mariana Hahn

Gertrude, 2018 

Wheelbarrow (antique), one ton of salt

135 x 74 x 59

Courtesy of the artist 

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He Xiangyu
Coca-Cola Project, 2018

Coca-Cola, table, stove, pot 

variable

Courtesy of the artist 

 

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Ahmet Ögüt

Fair Wage for a Made up Job, 2018

Video and Performance 

A performer will be hired to spin a monitor displaying my film with low-paid Sign Spinners of LA. As part of the project, performer will be paid per hour as much as Members of the Bundestag, the federal parliament of Germany. 

Courtesy of the artist 

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Eric Winkler

Neue Uniformen (Dao de jing), 2015

Textile print on cotton, transfer print, hanger, hook 

Size 96 / ca. 208 x 70 x 15 cm 

Courtesy of the artist 

 

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Peter Fischli & David Weiss

Untitled (Small bucket), 1994 

Carved object, polyurethane, acrylic, dispersion

20 x 20 x 8,5 cm

Ed. 32/X

Courtesy of a private collection 

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Mariana Hahn

Leibzopf, 2018

yeast, flour, hair ash, egg, butter, milk,

40 cm 

Courtesy of the artist 

 

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He Xiangyu

Lemon Pickers, 2018

Corian, oil paint, plastic

variable

Courtesy of the artist 

 

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Katharina Sieverding

DEUTSCHLAND WIRD DEUTSCHER, 1992 

digital print on fleece-backed-paper 

Courtesy of the artist 

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Analia Saban 

Potato Sack (Still Life with Scissors, Abstract Cityscape, Portrait of a Blonde Pink Woman, Oceanscape with Girl and Boy, Portrait of a Man with Green Hat and Blue Fan), 2013

Potatoes, oil and acrylic on canvas

81,3 x 61 x 30,5 

Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers

 

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Analia Saban

Potato Sack (Abstraction with Blue and Green Forms, Mountainscape, Portrait of a Cat), 2013

Potatoes, oil and acrylic on canvas

81,3 x 61 x 30,5 cm

Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers

 

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Gina Proenza

a a e o (Arrancamuela & John F. Kennedy), 2018

ceramic, motor, silk 

Courtesy of the Artist 

 

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Lou Cantor 

Spiritual Reality - Care, 2018

Backlight roll poster display, 5 c-prints on paper 

210 x 150 x 15 cm 

Courtesy of the Artist 

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Peter Fischei & David Weiss

The Way Things Go (Der Lauf der Dinge), 1987 

Color video, transferred from 16 mm film, with sound 

30 min 

Courtesy of Sprüth Magers, Matthew Marks Gallery, Galerie Eva Presenhuber 

 

 

 

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Alicja Kwade

Used and Tired, 2012 

pallet 

135 x 100 x 85 cm

Courtesy of the artist and König Galerie