Participants of the discussion with art historian and researcher Nastya Volynova will talk about the project by Kafe-Morozhenoe and the issue of unequal labor conditions in cultural and art institutions. The practical part of the event will be devoted to analyzing and mapping examples of the functioning of contemporary art in Russia.
The media activist collective Kafe-Morozhenoe explore the questions of labor in art and describe their activities as “study, retell, explain, alert, attack, discuss.” In their project, featured in the exhibition Assuming Distance, they criticize unequal labor conditions in cultural and art institutions and offer an alternative that would take the differences and vulnerabilities of the workers into account.
- see the project by Kafe-Morozhenoe and discuss it;
- look back at the history of art studies and discuss the sociological perspective;
- discuss the conditions that artists have to work in today and how these conditions affect their lives;
- look at several projects by other contemporary Russian artists who work with similar questions;
- analyze and map several examples of the possible modes of functioning of contemporary art in Russia during the practical part.