How does contemporary art reflect the world of work today? The catalogue for the second part of the exhibition Constructing the World at the Kunsthalle Mannheim takes a look at this question. The focus of it is primarily on artistic positions of the past decade that deal with the social, political, and economic effects of the most recent economic crisis after 2008. The works address and interrogate new production conditions and developments on the labor market as well as political conflicts. The accompanying publication provides fascinating insights into the diverse artistic positions.
Artists: Maja Bajevic, BBM (Olaf Arndt und Janneke Schönenbach), Bureau d'Etudes, Claire Fontaine, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Chto Delat, Jeremy Deller, Simon Denny, Tatjana Doll, Harun Farocki mit Antje Ehmann, Thierry Geoffroy, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Hirschhorn, Olaf Holzapfel, Sanja Ivekovic, Alicja Kwade, Charles Lim Yi Yong, Maha Maamoun, Antonio Vega Macotela, Tobias Rehberger, Oliver Ressler, Mika Rottenberg, Andreas Siekmann, Superflex, Zefrey Throwell, Volume V, Maya Zack, Artur Zmijewksi