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工作坊＃1 Art is Good – A Lot of Art is Very Good / Maria Bordorff
生於1988並畢業於丹麥哥本哈根大學的當代文化碩士，獨立工作為作家、藝術評論與策展人。曾擔任非營利展覽空間New Shelter Plan的日常管理及諮詢委員長達兩年、奧胡斯藝術學院大學部畢業展策展人以及北歐線上藝術期刊Kunstkritikk的合同作者。
Workshop＃1 Art is Good – A Lot of Art is Very Good / Maria Bordorff
Time: 7-9pm, September 28, 2016
Venue: Open Contemporary Art Center（No.25, Ganzhou St., Datong Dist., TAIPEI CITY 10346, TAIWAN）
Organizers: Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Hong-gah Museum
Sign-up here, the workshop opens for 12 participants, and it will be in English.
Critic and independent curator from Copenhagen Maria Bordorff opens the fall semester at Open Curatorial School with a seminar on precarious socio-economic conditions within the field of artistic work – and the consequences these conditions have for artistic production. The seminar will consist of an introduction, a presentation of the topic and discussion rounds in groups in base of cases. Duration: 2 hours.Do art institutions have responsibility regarding art workers’ economic situation? Do curators? How can art institutions and individual art professionals contribute to the creation of social and economic conditions for artistic work, which do not result in increased precariousness and an accelerated production mode? Can we talk about such a thing as artistic overproduction? Questions like these are central to the seminar and will be sought discussed and answered in consultation with the course participants. Aspects of Western work history, Scandinavian welfare policies and the late avant-garde movements will be brought into play in order to create a common framework of understanding. Together, we will talk about certain stressful or normative socio-economic conditions such as structural use of unpaid work, performance culture, hyperactivity and ultra-contemporaneity — and seek to locate the origin of these.
During the seminar, a few literary works and theorists will be referred to as well as examples of artists dealing with art’s own production conditions — the latter as a kind of meta practice. There will be discussions in groups in base of cases, both real and fictitious cases, which exemplify relevant issues in continuation of what has been talked about at the seminar. Everyone are very welcome to suggest a case for the discussion part. In general, exchange of experience is a desirable outcome of the seminar and all participants are therefore encouraged to share thoughts and observations from their individual positions. The seminar will be kept as informal as possible in order to create optimal conditions for the good conversation to develop around the topic.
Maria Bordorff (1988), MA in Modern Culture from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Works independently as writer, art critic and curator — among other things as part of the daily management and advisory board at non-profit exhibition space New Shelter Plan for two years, as curator of the BA graduate show at Funen Art Academy and as associated writer for the online Scandinavian art journal Kunstkritikk.
Current interests include researching contemporary artistic production as labour within the neoliberal framework, in basis of work history and history of art since the postwar period. Precarity, privileges, romanticism, autonomy and exploitation are key concepts in an ongoing research into post-Fordist working life studies and critical art practice today.
Special thanks to Open Contemporary Art Center