5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art

‘Werker 2 — A Gestural History of the Young Worker’ will premiere at the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Werker Collective compiled this publication during an art residency in the Urals—the Soviet industrial heartland—where the strong, athletic bodies of workers, with severe and determined faces, firm and coordinated gestures, were once celebrated in painting, sculpture, and photography. The Soviet visual glorification of the worker and labour rested upon the Marxist dialectical imperative to overcome alienation between different elements of social structure, namely the gap between physical and intellectual labour. In early Soviet political vocabulary, the word smychka indicated this drive towards collaboration and union in society. Werker Collective, simultaneously inspired by emancipatory politics of the international labour movement and by the body liberationist politics of the radical queers and feminists, offers yet another kind of smychka, that is a utopian synthesis of work and desire.

12/09-1/12/2019 Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant
Ekaterinburg, 33b Vostochnaya Street.

Rijksakademie 2020–2021

We are pleased to announce that Werker Collective has been selected to be part of Rijksakademie artists in residence for the period of 2020–2021.

The Rijksakademie offers residencies to around fifty artists (for one year, with year extension) with the goal of providing space for research, experiment and production. Apart from facilities such as a studio, work budget and stipend, there is a research and production infrastructure. There is no standard program, predominant style or ideology. The Rijksakademie provides time, people and possibilities.

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un(Common)Views

26 images from Werker Collective’s archive served as ignition for 13 research projects questioning the changing nature of images, documents and the archive in the digital era and how this affects our bodies and the world that surrounds us. The result of this research is presented in the form of a newspaper installation that invites the visitor to engage with the content both intellectually and physically. Project made by the 2nd Year Graphic Design & Photography department of the Estonian Academy of Arts EAA.

11 – 15/03 2019 EAA, Estonia pst 7, Tallin. Opening 15/03 18 pm

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The Giant Floating Eyeball: Finance & Algorithm

Werker Collective are invited to the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague to join the students of the Graphic Design department on their research on the phenomenon of automated data processing and how this relates to notions such as market, speculation, debt, crash, crisis, etc.

08/03/2019 KABK, Den Haag.
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Sixteen neighbourhoods, a thousand cities: photographs for other narratives of Barcelona.

This exhibition responds to the need to reverse the too often unidirectional working dynamics between the centre and the periphery; between the professional and the amateur. Aware that the image of a city is at the centre of a network of knowledge, experiences and circumstances, the artists and photographers participating propose to open spaces for interaction and dialogue with the neighbours in order to document the identities in constant transformation of each of the neighbourhoods.

16/02/2019 – 31/03/2019 (from Thursday to Sunday)

Borsí building. Pl. de la Verònica. Barcelona.

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Comuna fotogràfica

La documentació gràfica de la ciutat s’ha considerat sempre un aspecte important de les grans metròpolis. En termes generals, però, aquest relat visual ha estat capitalitzat per la referència als ‘grans esdeveniments’, com també al centre històric i monumental, deixant fora la realitat dels barris més perifèrics, és a dir, dels treballadors i treballadores, les seves condicions laborals, d’habitatge o de formació educativa. I, quan això ha estat present, sovint ha prevalgut la mirada externa, desconeixedora de les realitats que travessen quotidianament un territori, les seves complexitats específiques i la seva evolució. 
 
Responent a l’extraordinari programa del Pla de Barris impulsat per l’Ajuntament de Barcelona, Comuna Fotogràfica planteja la necessitat d’activar una documentació de les transformacions urbanes generades per aquest pla des d’una nova perspectiva en la qual l’aportació dels fotògrafs i fotògrafes no estigui desvinculada de la interrelació amb grups de treball en els quals els veïns i veïnes de cada barri en puguin ser també protagonistes. Projecte a cura de Marta Dahó i Marta Delclos amb Xavier Ribas, Julia Montilla, Pau Faus, Monica Rosselló i Werker collective.

pladebarris.barcelona

Making Nothing Out of Something: Improvising writing and publishing in relation to practices of resistance

Tutor Team: Jorinde Seijdel, Florian Göttke, Werker Collective (Rogier Delfos &
 Marc Roig Blesa). Partner: Open! 
 
This study group and publishing class takes ‘improvisation’ as the substantive starting point for making and thinking. That is to say, improvisation is both form and content for a series of gatherings, conversations, seminars, workshops, reading groups, lecture-performances, publications and other activities and events. The participants reflect about and embody improvisation as generative and relational, and actively work with it as a catalyst for artistic and social experiment and practice, specifically experimental writing and publishing. Examining improvisation in relation to power and aesthetics in particular, the research focuses on the improvisational nature of struggle, protest movements and activism.

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A Short Century: MACBA Collection

A chronological path thorough the MACBA Collection from 1929 to the present. It includes many key works in a series of rooms devoted to emblematic moments or decades. Curated by the MACBA team, special attention is given to the changing presentations and experiences of art through these nine decades or short century.
 
Artists: Alexander Calder, Anni Albers, Eugènia Balcells, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gego, Eulàlia Grau, Hans Haacke, Jenny Holzer, Sanja Ivekovic, Miralda, Juan Muñoz, The Otolith Group and Werker Collective, among others.
 
This show will be installed permanently at MACBA.

Opening Thursday 4 October 2018, 19:30
. 
MACBA, 
Plaça dels Àngels 1,
 08001 Barcelona.

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The Insurgent Family: Reassessing the Anthropocene

The Family of Man was presented at the MoMA in New York in 1955. It was created during the cold-war era with the support of the United States Information Agency, generously funded by the Rockefeller family and sponsored by Coca-Cola. It traveled through 37 countries in both sides of the iron wall until 1961 and was visited by more than 9 million people. In 2003 the Family of Man photographic collection was added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register in recognition of its historical value and it is permanently displayed at Clervaux Castle in Luxembourg.
 
Utopia or propaganda, this exhibition still keeps on intriguing and inspiring today’s art critics, artists and thinkers. If The Family of Man is still relevant today it is because it incarnates both the utopia of a borderless world beyond the war inclined nation state model, and the imperialist danger of such an endeavour. 
 
Taking The Family of Man as inspiration we propose you to work collectively on creating an alternate collection of 503 images under the title of ‘The Insurgent Family’. In the classes to come we will reflect on the shape that our visual essay can take, think of a publication, an exhibition, or any other presentational form.

2nd Year Graphic Design
 Semester 1, Year 2018/2019
 Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam.

gerritrietveldacademie.nl

Preliminary Studies Towards 
de Nieuwe Nieuwsmarkt

As part of the exhibition 2 Unlimited, join us for a performative lecture and open discussion about publishing as a community in the past and the future with with Werker Collective, Rietlanden Women’s Office, Experimental Jetset, and others.
 
Since the last 10 years Amsterdam is experiencing a tourist invasion, students or anyone with a lower income are suffering from high rent, social housing is sold to the private sector and the city council’s offer of housing and studio space for artists and designers is declining in size and further liberalised. Do the policies of the city council coincide with the ideas of the inhabitants? How can art and self-publishing become a space for criticism and speculative political solutions? 
 
The event marks the beginning of a longer research project that will expand into the future.

Friday, June 29 2018.
 
Doors open 18:30
 Lecture 19:00 sharp.
 
De Appel
 Schipluidenlaan 12, 
Amsterdam.

deappel.nl

fanfare inc.

Werker Collective has contributed the 10 Minutes Photography Course for the second chapter of fanfare inc. that is now presented at Manifesta 12 Biennial in Palermo.
 
fanfare inc. is a creative investigation into the conditions of contemporary creative labour. The second chapter of fanfare inc. is focusing on tools. fanfare inc. comes as a catalogue, a podcast, a website, and active installation.
 
Anything can arguably be a tool, and one might very well say that the capability of applying toolness to things remains the most significant milestone in human evolution. The advancement of tools has contributed to the development of human culture and the rise of civilization. Tools change, but their essence is constant: something that extends forces, and improves results. Tools simplify our doing. Tools win time. Tools enable movement.

13/06–17/06, 10:00–15:00,
 
Manifesta 12
, Via Lampionelli 31 / Piazza Meschita 20
 Palermo.

fanfareinc.world

2 Unlimited

An exhibition in and about Amsterdam. It features people, objects, and ideas currently residing in the city. It considers homegrown artistic practices as critical and analytical tools and the poetics and imaginaries of this space and time. 2 Unlimited is set in the current age of ultra–development and mass tourism.
 
The project gathers artists, critical thinkers, and designers who make the city their home, despite increasing factors of inhospitality. This first edition highlights artistic forms that center community and communication, that operate from a proactive rather than reactive position, and that foment grounded work and ideas.
 
Cecilia Bengtsson, Em’Kal Eyongakpa, Amelia Groom, Zhana Ivanova, Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, Remy Jungerman, Patricia Kaersenhout, Aimée Zito Lema, Antonis Pittas, Werker Collective, and more.

30 May – 18 Aug 2018 
 
De Appel
 Schipluidenlaan 12
 Amsterdam.

deappel.nl

Queer 2 Peer Cine Club

An open platform exploring the intersection between peer-to-peer and queer cultures through experimental essayistic filmmaking, media analysis and togetherness. 
 
This project is inspired by the creativity of polish amateur film-makers from the communist era that managed to build their counter-narratives repurposing the cameras, film and editing tools that were offered to them in official cine-clubs organised by factories throughout the country. 
 
How can we repurpose the tools that are offered to us by capitalism? Revealing hidden or overlooked aspects of our day-to-day politics can help us to articulate alternative spaces of shared life experience and support our structures of self-governance. 
 
We invite anyone interested to join our collective editing process towards the articulation of a series of short amateur films focusing on different materialist aspects from our queer realities that demand urgent attention; housing, reproductive work, family, labour, mass-media, sports, revolution and desire. How can filmmaking support our political imagination and emphasize queer modes of being in the world?

26 April – 26 May 2018
 
Workspace open on Thursdays:
 26/04, 10/05, 17/05, 24/05 
 12:00 – 21:00 (public screening &
 discussion at 19:00)
 
CCA Ujazdowski Castle 
 Jazdów 2, 00–467 Warsaw.

u-jazdowski.pl

365 Days of Invisible Work

Coinciding with the recent publication of 365 Days of Invisible Work, co-published by Werker, Casco and Spector Books, and One Day Without Us, a day celebrating the work of migrant workers by calling a strike for one day. Tenderbooks is hosting a display of materials by the Werker Collective in collaboration with the Voice of Domestic Workers and the Jo Spence Archive to make visible and restore the dignity of domestic, reproductive, and care work.
 
This event is dedicated to the memory of Jo Spence and Terry Dennett

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4 PM – 6 PM
 
Tenderbooks
 6 Cecil Court, 
 WC2N 4HE London.

tenderbooks.co.uk

Photographs as a public space

The exhibition aims to emphasise the diversity of photographic culture, highlighting the extent to which its principal narratives affect not only the authors’ practices or creative processes, but also how they regulate and condition our experience as viewers. To learn to appreciate this diversity of ideas, approaches and practices will allow us to realise how and to what extent the medium’s most generic discourses modulate how photography can affect us and how we take part in its constant attribution of new meaning.
 
Pilar Aymerich, Joan Fontcuberta, Jordi Guillumet – Mònica Roselló, Anna Malagrida, Francisco Ontañón, Mabel Palacín, Tanit Plana – Laia Ramos, Xavier Ribas and Werker Collective

Del 9 de febrer al 15 d’abril de 2018
 Inauguració, divendres 9 de febrer a les 19h
 
Bòlit_LaRambla, Sala Fidel Aguilar
 Rambla de la Llibertat, 1
 17004 Girona.

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Why Work?

St Lucas School of Arts is organising a series of public lectures around the topic Why Work?. Speakers from various disciplines are invited to elaborate on their practice, and engage with MA students from St Lucas in a preceding workshop. What is the motivation and structure underpinning their work? How to remain critical? What happened to the promise of leisure—as Liam Gillick put it in his eponymous essay—and what is the importance of doing nothing? And last but not least, how do these speakers consider their position as cultural workers?
 
Werker Collective organises a two-part event around their recent publication of 365 Days of Invisible Work. The afternoon begins with an intimate image study in the format of

Bilderkritik at 14:00, followed by a book launch and presentation at 18:30 
 
Thursday 1 February 2018
 
Friendship Building
 Rijnkaai 37, Antwerpen.

sintlucasantwerpen.be

Escola de Fotografia Popular

Si el trabajo y la noción de una clase obrera fueron fundamentales para imaginar la resistencia un siglo atrás, podemos decir que los desocupados, ocupados a tiempo parcial, precarias y precarios trabajadores migrantes, etc. requieren nuevas imágenes para hacer visible lo que de otra manera permanecería oculto.
 
La amenaza de una desempleo crónico, la extensión de un modelo de trabajo precario y la progresiva sustitución del estado del bienestar por un modelo basado en la solidaridad que carga el cuidado sobre los individuos son sólo algunas de las manifestaciones de la nueva estructuración laboral que se extiende por los países del Sur de Europa
 
Proyecto en colaboración con Dar Chabab, Susoespai, Baixem al carrer y la Mesa en Defensa de los Derechos de las Trabajadoras del Hogar, de la Limpieza, Discontinuas y de los Cuidados (Sindillar /Sindihogar, Mujeres Pa’lante, Las Libélulas y el colectivo Mujeres Migradas y Diversas).

Art for Change.
 
Enero – Junio 2018
 
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
 C/ Aragó, 255
 08007 Barcelona.

http://fundaciotapies.org


365 días de trabajo invisible

Jornada de visibilización y dignificación del trabajo doméstico, reproductivo y de cuidados organizada por Werker Collective con Sindihogar, Mujeres Pa’lante, Las Libélulas y el colectivo Mujeres Migradas y Diversas.
 
Coincidiendo con la reciente publicación de 365 Days of Invisible Work, coeditada por Werker, Casco y Spector Books, el MACBA acoge en su atrio a la Mesa en Defensa de los Derechos de las Trabajadoras del Hogar, de la Limpieza, Discontinuas y de los Cuidados, para una tarde reivindicativa y festiva con performances, catering solidario y Bilderkritik.

16/12 2017
 17:00 – 20:00, entrada gratuita,
 
MACBA
 Plaça dels Àngels, 1
 08001, Barcelona, España
.

macba.es

The Very House of Difference

An experimental publishing house for self-publishing and togetherness. Our first publications have been edited and designed collectively and address subjects such as Alternative Therapy, Faith &
 Design, Fetishisms, Gender, Linguistics, Empathy, Post-Pragmatism, Politics of Leisure, Fragments of Rush, Solidarity &
 Union.
 
Come to study and celebrate our new born publishing house together.

Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 18:00 at Vrankrijk. After party What the Fuck Queer Night: 22:00 to 01:00.
 
Vrankrijk
, Spuistraat 216, 
Amsterdam
. Gerrit Rietveld Academie 2nd year Graphic Design department with Werker Collective.

the-very-house-of-difference.rietveldacademie.nl

365 Days of Invisible Work

A two-part event to celebrate the publication of 365 Days of Invisible Work. The afternoon begins with an intimate image study in the format of Bilderkritik at 14:00, followed by the book launch at 17:00 with the Netherlands-based Domestic Worker Photographer Network.

9 December 2017
 14:00 – 19:00, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons
. Lange Nieuwstraat 7, 3512 PA Utrecht 
 The Netherlands .

casco.art

Photographs as a public space

The exhibition aims to emphasise the diversity of photographic culture, highlighting the extent to which its principal narratives affect not only the authors’ practices or creative processes, but also how they regulate and condition our experience as viewers. To learn to appreciate this diversity of ideas, approaches and practices will allow us to realise how and to what extent the medium’s most generic discourses modulate how photography can affect us and how we take part in its constant attribution of new meaning.
 
With: Anna Malagrida, Aleix Plademunt, Daniela Ortiz, Ferran Freixa, Francisco Ontañón, Joan Fontcuberta, Joana Biarnés, Jordi Guillumet i Mònica Roselló, Mabel Palacín, Manel Armengol, Manel Úbeda, Marc Roig Blesa i Rogier Delfos (Werker Collective), Martí Llorens, Pilar Aymerich, M. Tanit Plana i Laia Ramos, Xavier Ribas.

09/11 – 21/01/2018
, 
Arts Santa Mònica
 La Rambla 7, 08002 Barcelona.

artssantamonica.gencat.cat

École de photographie populaire

Werker Collective travaille avec plusieurs groupes de voisins du quartier de la Busserine à Marseille pour faciliter une réflexion collective sur les formes et les problématiques (locales et globales) du travail contemporain: le travail des jeunes, la migration et la mobilité des travailleurs, les questions de genre liées au travail, l’invisibilité de certains types de travail (notamment le travail domestique naturalisé dans le rôle de la femme), la représentation du travail dans les médias…

06/07 – 06/08 2017
 
Résidence Rebel Rebel,
 FRAC PACA
 20, bd de Dunkerque
 13002 Marseille.

fracpaca.org

Signals from the Periphery

The project brings together urgent developments in graphic design with a focus on practices that extend the field. These practices often expand into other cultural fields, while creating new hybrid forms, as well as seeking out new economic models to sustain themselves.0

01/07 – 13/08 2017
, 
Tallinn Art Hall,
 Vabaduse väljak 8, 
 Tallinn.

signalsfromtheperiphery.ee

The best photography books of the year

Werker 2 — A Spoken History of the Young Worker takes part in this exhibition of almost a hundred photo books published between March 2016 and March 2017.

13 June – 27 August 2017
 
PHotoEspaña
 Biblioteca Nacional de España
 Paseo de Recoletos, 20-22, 
 28071, Madrid.

phe.es

Image + Agency = Change

Join us in a public demonstration!
 
The students from 2nd year Graphic Design Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie with the Werker Collective have been studying protest as a form of language. Eight research groups will activate their findings around Het Lieverdje, a statue representing Amsterdam’s youth which became Provo’s meeting point in the 1960’s.

13/06 2017
, From 17h to 19h
, 
Het Lieverdje at The Spui
 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Collectivism

Working together to attach value and meaning to images is the central theme of the exhibition. Some collectives investigate the mechanisms and distributions systems that cause financial value to be attributed to images. Others operate as social agents, bringing people together by means of images and creating communities, online or otherwise. The exhibition also presents collectives that concern themselves with the value of images in the media and the organisation of dissenting voices to challenge the mainstream media.
 
With: Dead Darlings, De Fotokopie, #Dysturb, The Eternal Internet Brother/Sisterhood, Invisible Border, 8Ball Community and Werker Magazine.

21/04 – 18/06 2017
 
FOAM
 Keizersgracht 609
 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

foam.org

Self is Plural: The Construction of an Alternate Ego

An evening of performances, music, readings and celebration organised by the second year Graphic Design department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie with Werker Magazine. 
 
Self is Plural questions contemporary issues of identity and authorship taking as starting point Roland Barthes’ text The Death of the Author (1967) and Stuart Hall’s Cultural Studies (1986).

19/04 2017,
 20:00 – 23:00
 
Het Fijnhout
 Lootsstraat 39, 
 1053 NV Amsterdam,
 The Netherlands.

gerritrietveldacademie.nl

All Heal (Valerian)

A gathering of works and voices, departing from Prospect Cottage, the garden and cottage of filmmaker and artist Derek Jarman (1942–1994). Jarman described his garden as modern nature, as the natural world against all odds, as a site where plants stand for an actively professed and undefeated refusal to obey. Botanical taxonomy captures every plant’s name, roots and history, but plants are also beings with a will of their own. Plants grow following their gardener’s itinerary, and yet never appear to fully comply.
 
All Heal (Valerian) brings together works that each in their own way relate to the possibility of the garden, of escaping life within the garden and to come to an understanding of what life is through gardening. 
 
With: Derk Alberts, Jonny Bruce, Ketih Collins, Moyra Davey, Elspeth Diederix, Amelia Groom, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide), Derek Jarman, Alhena Katsof, Jort van der Laan, Charlotte Rooijackers, Werker Collective and many others.

17/02 – 26/04 2017
 
RONGWRONG
 Binnenbantammer 2, 
 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

rongwrong.org

Parallel Curriculum

A two day evening school organised by the 2nd year Graphic Design department with Werker Magazine.
 
Schools and educational institutions are at the basis of our society. They enable personal growth and general development of our common lives. Nevertheless, education at large is also a tool of control and authority. The specialisation of the curriculum is progressively subject to the economic structures in place. Alongside its benefits—the school as a mirror of our society—reinforces a construction that is based on the domination of class, religion, gender, race and sexuality. 
 
So let’s imagine education without its hierarchical structures, as an egalitarian understanding of learning together, a space for utopia. What will our parallel curriculum be like? What do we need to and want to learn?

6 &
 8/12 2016, 17h – 20h.
 Gerrit Rietveld Academie Pavilion
 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Launch of Werker 2 featuring performances by Sandberg’s Master of Voice

Werker 2 – A Spoken History of the Young Worker manifests as a publication, but also as an installation that displays its content through spacial arrangement allowing for collective reading; How can documents be performed by its readers? Coming Thursday Werker will present a condensed version of the installation. Students of Sandberg’s Master of Voice will interpret and perform a selection of images and text from the publication. Werker 2 – A Spoken History of the Young Worker functions as an open platform for experiment; the performances can take any shape but only its sound is recorded and archived online.

Thursday November 10 2016, 8pm
 
San Serriffe,
 Sint Annenstraat 30
 Amsterdam.

san-serriffe.com

Master of Voice

Werker Magazine is guest tutor this semester at a temporary Master’s programme of the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam examining the voice as a unique discipline. The focus is on the human voice, as a means to or an end in itself, within artistic practice. The course is intended for students who want to work with the/their voice; for those who want to explore the voice in its various social, cultural and technological appearances – from vocal speech to ‘the speech act’ to singing. The Master of Voice includes a special orientation on gender and technology.

sandberg.nl

Photobook Awards 2016

The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards have been announced at the Opening Days of the European Month of Photography. Werker 2 — A Spoken History of the Young Worker has been shortlisted for the best exhibition catalogue of the year. 
 
The winners are to be announced at the twentieth running of Paris Photo on November 11, 2016. The thirty-five selected photobooks will be profiled in The PhotoBook Review, issue 011.

Paris Photo and Aperture Gallery in New York, 10/12 2016 – 02/02 2017.

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The Applicant

An early evening of readings and performance, between obedience and disobedience, in the diplomat’s guest apartment of a highly secured building, dedicated to civil service, between safe haven and violability; the paradox of sovereignty.
 
Works by: Vela Arbutina, Alex Turgeon, Werker Magazine, Krist Gruijthuijsen, Jenna Sutela, Tess Edmonson, Yosuke Amemiya, Swetlana Heger and Hanne Lippard. Curator: Lisette Smits

30/08 2016,
 6 – 9pm,
 
Embassy of the Netherlands,
 Klosterstr. 50
 10179 Berlin, Germany.

Communal Knowledge at Work


This programme often operates behind the scenes, through regular conversation and collaboration with artists, researchers, school students, educators, neighbours, community activists and local groups. Workshops, events, artworks and publishing use pedagogy, research and collaboration to explore the histories of feminism, political organising and the community arts movement as well as art practices taking place now.
 
Prior to the public opening on 12 July, Werker Magazine will work with Schooling &
 Culture to collectively edit and produce a new issue of the S&
C journal, a practical contribution to the current debate on the state of secondary education.

4/07 – 8/07 2016
 
The Showroom,
 63 Penfold Street
, London.

theshowroom.org

Werker 2 — A Spoken History of the Young Worker


The body of the young worker is at the very core of this research: A body that is disciplined in schools, educated at home, and put to work, often for a meager salary, and at times obliged to migrate. This is a body that is also at work when it rests, rejuvenating the leisure industry with its youthful expression, consuming in order to stimulate additional injection of capital. Nevertheless, the body of the young worker is a body with the capacity to revolt. it has political agency and fights exploitation, imprisonment, expulsion, and murder.

(un)Common Views

27 images from Werker Magazine’s library served as ignition for 13 research projects questioning the changing nature of images, documents and the archive in the digital era and how this affects our bodies and the world that surrounds us. The results of this research are presented in a multifaceted installation that invites the visitor to engage with the content both intellectually and physically.
 
Project made by the 2nd Year Graphic Design department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in collaboration with Rietveld Uncut &
 Studium Generale: Bots, Bodies, Beasts — The art of being humble.

06 – 10/04 2016
 
Rietveld Uncut,
 De Brakke Grond
, Nes 26, 1012 KD, Amsterdam.

Working Together

Organised by Wysing Arts Centre on behalf of the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN), the symposium is hosted by Focal Point Gallery in Southend. Lecture by Beatrix Ruf with Ed Atkins, Yolande van der Heide with Werker Magazine, Dominic van den Boogerd with artist David Jablonowski, Bart Rutten with artist Cally Spooner.

02/04 2016,
 
Focal Point Gallery
 Elmer Avenue,
 Southend-on-Sea, UK.

Comercio de Rescate

Una exposición colectiva de fotografía, curaduría de Abel González-Fernández. Artistas: Juan Carlos Alom, David Beltrán, Rigoberto Díaz, Leandro Feal, Ximena Holuigue, Reynier Leyva Novo, Julio César Llópiz, José M. Mesías, Werker Magazine, Thomas Ruff, Ezequiel Suárez y Ranfis Suárez.

11/03 – 20/04 2016 
 
Galería Servando,
 10 y 23 (Vedado)
 La Habana, Cuba.

Visceral Blue

This exhibition stems from a wish to understand the current prominence of feeling blue and proposes an explanation that interprets the tendency to the blues as a collateral effect of the neoliberal paradigm.
 
Artists: Andrea Büttner, Valentina Desideri, Quim Pujol, Sidsel Meineche, Vermeir &
 Heiremans, Derek Jarman, Werker Magazine, Isaías Griñolo, Julia Montilla, Sergi Botella, Roc Jiméez de Cisneros, Equipo Re

5/02 – 03/03 2016
 
La Capella,
 C/ Hospital 56
, Barcelona.

lacapella.bcn.cat

Young Worker’s Camera

A photography workshop especially for 15 to 24-year-olds. Following the methodologies of the Arbeiterfotografenbewegung, the participants work on depicting their daily relationship to labour, in the broadest sense of the word.

TENT, 
Witte de Withstraat 50,
 Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

tentrotterdam.nl

Werker Magazine at University College of London

A presentation of Werker Magazine followed by a discussion with Jorge Ribalta, curator of A Hard, Merciless Light. The Worker-Photography Movement, 1926-1939 (Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2011) and Not Yet: On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism (Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2015).
 


4/11 2015, 6 PM
 
Seminar Rooms 3-4, History of Art Department
 University College of London
 20 Gordon Square
. 
Free and open to all.

Motion / Labour / Machinery

A group exhibition proposing playful and speculative avenues for critical reflection on ways to think about labour &
 the city on micro to macro levels. 
With works by Mercedes Azpilicueta, Doris Denekamp &
 Geert van Mil, Fotini Gouseti, Anne Maria Luczak, Fran Meana, Carme Nogueira, Charlotte Schleiffert, Werker Magazine.

29/10 2015 – 10/01 2016
 
TENT, 
Witte de Withstraat 50,
 Rotterdam, NL.

tentrotterdam.nl

Werker 10 — Community Darkroom

Il lavoro dopo il lavoro (work after work). An installation presenting images of invisible work, both contemporary and historical developed together with the workers of G.D. industrial group and Fondazione MAST.

03/10 – 20/11 2015,
 
Fondazione MAST,
 Via Speranza, 42
 Bologna, Italy.

Werker 10 — Escuela de Fotografía Popular

If work, and the notion of a working class, were central in imagining resistance a century ago, we can say that the unemployed, the part-time employed, the precarious and migrant workers, demand new images in order to render visible that which would otherwise remain hidden.

25/06 – 13/09 2015
 
Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo,
 Avda. Constitución, 23 
 Móstoles, Madrid.

ca2m.org

C.I.T.I

Centro de Investigación Técnicamente Imprevisible,
 Fase Tres
 
Con la obra de Taller de Casquería, Guillem Juan, Irene de Andrés, Claudia Claremi, Werker Magazine y Alexander Ríos. Werker presenta el proyecto Werker Correspondent, una red autogestionada de fotografía documental amateur.

3/06 – 26/07 2015
 
Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid,
 Av. de América, 13
 Madrid, Spain.

Sin Oficio, ni Beneficio. Collateral show of the XII Havana Biennial 2015

A performative exhibition by Cuban and international artists, which looks into modes of self-organisation and informal exchange. Through a series of interventions, actions and festivities this exhibition explores a part of the Cuban economy that at first sight seems to be non-economic.

24 – 31/05 2015
 
La Moderna,
 c/ Reina 53, 
 Havana, Cuba

Work + work + workshop

Lukasz Koterba, Kim Kannler, Werker Magazine and the Front Line
 
In the 1960s and 1970s artists like Constant, Provo, and Beuys in Europe, Fluxus in the US and Massota in Argentina have called for the blurring of art into life and work into play. Today their dreams have eerily materialized into the prevailing post-Fordist service economy, which feeds on creativity, mobility, and elasticity. […] How is Joseph Beuys’s motto “everybody is an artist” revamped and repackaged in the so-called New Economy?

30/04 19:30
 
Tetterode M4, 
 Da Costakade 158,
 Amsterdam

Beyond Evidence — An incomplete narratology of photographic truths

Justice for Domestic Workers &
 Werker Magazine join forces against structural violence in the UK through a wall installation, the J4DW Living Archive. This is a tool to fight the invisibility of migrant domestic workers through photography, self-representation and image analysis.

13/04 – 07/06 2015,
 
Quad Gallery
, Derby, UK.

Social Art Map Workshop

A case study exercise on the collaborations Justice for Domestic Workers &
 Werker Magazine have done together. From the first Reverse Graffiti actions with ASK! to Bilderkritik workshop at The Showroom, Work Like This! event at Tate Modern or the Living Archive at MayDay Rooms. Birkbeck University of London
.

24/02 10.30 – 13:30
 
The Showroom,
 63 Penfold Street,
 London

Werker Magazine &
 Willem de Kooning

De PUNT hosts 60 graphic design students who are currently working on editorial design projects. Together with Rogier Delfos and Marc Roig Blesa from Werker Magazine they discuss the possibilities of publishing today and the dynamics between the digital realm and analog components in the context of editorial design.

20/02 2015
 14:30 – 16:30 
 
De Punt, Frans de Wollantstraat 84,
 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

depunt.org

On the move: 
 image-text-print-screen

Professor Jay Bolter, author of the iconic book Remediations: Understanding New Media (2000) discusses the use of different media in contemporary art and the influence it has on artist books with several artists from the exhibition On the Move.

18/01 2015,
 15:00 – 17:30
 
Stedelijk Museum,
 Museumplein 10
 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

stedelijk.nl

Bilderkritik 9 — Office

A one day workshop with students from the MFA in Critical Studies, a new two-year postgraduate programme for research and theory.

08/01 2015
 10:00 – 17:00, 
Sandberg Institute, Frederik
 Roeskestraat 98
 Amsterdam.

sandberg.nl

All you can read!

A curated meal organised by the 1st year graphic design students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, to present their research—through interventions and interruptions—developed with Werker Magazine during the <em>Class Theory</em> course.

11/12 2014
 17:00 – 21:00
 
Gerrit Rietveld Academie
 Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

gerritrietveldacademie.nl

Sin oficio ni beneficio

The title refers to different modes of trade and occupation in Cuba, from the exploration of private business with personal interest, to communal ways of organizing in which no money is involved. Sin oficio literally means without trade, or profession. Yet within this context it refers to a job that is unorganized, unregulated and unregistered. The results of this 4 day workshop will be presented during the XII Bienal de Arte de La Habana.

28 – 30/10 2014 
Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, La Habana, Cuba
.

Colonialismo interno y ciudadanías del sur

Un seminario ideado y organizado por la plataforma de investigación Península. Procesos coloniales y prácticas artísticas y curatoriales. Su intención no es actualizar el debate colonial que se ha ido propagando en los últimos años en el sistema artístico, sino activar un debate situado de las prácticas culturales, artísticas y activistas a partir de un repensamiento crítico de nuestra historia y presente como sujetos coloniales.

23 & 24/10 2014, 18:00 h, 
Museo Reina Sofía,
 Edificio Nouvel, Sala de protocolo
 Madrid.

museoreinasofia.es

Puisqu’on vous dit que c’est possible

Werker 10 — Community Darkroom (in collaboration with students from ISBA, INBA et ENSAV)
 
With Yuri Ancarani, Latifa Echakhch, Eric Hattan, Ali Kazma, Barbara Kruger, Chris Marker, Groupe Medvedkine, Aernout Mik, Jean-Luc Moulène, Bruno Muel, Loïc Raguénès, Carole Roussopoulos, Jean-Louis Schoellkopf, Lorna Simpson, Allan Sekula, Bruno Serralongue.

18/10 2014 – 04/01 2015
 
Saline Royale, 
 Arc-et-Senans, France.

On the move:
 Proposals for municipal art acquisitions 2014

On the Move focuses on recent developments in photography and reveals the myriad ways in which artists and photographers build their narratives in dialogue with graphic designers. The title On the Move refers to the journeys taken by many of the photographers in creating their projects, as well as the new directions in photography.

29/08 2014 – 18/01 2015
 
Stedelijk Museum
, Museumplein 10
, Amsterdam.

stedelijk.nl

Communal Knowledge
 
/ Werker 10 — Community Darkroom &
 Christian Nyampeta – How to Live Together: Prototypes

The Showroom’s ongoing programme has developed a unique approach to forging long-term relationships with a wide range of local residents and groups through collaborations with artists and designers. Every year three new commissions aim to generate playful and experimental avenues for critical reflection on issues at stake in The Showroom’s neighbourhood.

09/07 – 16/08 2014,
 
Opening Hours: 
Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm
 
Preview: 08/07 2014
 6.30 – 8.30pm
 
The Showroom
, 63 Penfold Street
, London.

theshowroom.org

Domestic Work is Work

A public workshop where presentations and discussion will ask how strategies of art production and distribution can inform and support social movements related to labour and visibility. The workshop will specifically address discourses around the social perception of domestic work, the recognition of the domestic sphere as a site of labour, and the aesthetics of this labour.

13/05 2014,
 13 – 15 pm, 
Tensta Konsthall, Taxingegränd 10
, Stockholm.

tenstakonsthall.se/

Werker 6 — Cinema Diary

Book launch of Werker 6 — Cinema Diary, the first of a collection of publications that reflect on the current working conditions of the youth through modes of self-representation and amateur photography.
 Cinema Diary is made in collaboration with Matthijs Diedericks and High &
 Low bureau.

16/04 2014,
 7:30 – 9:30pm. La Caníbal
 Carrer Nàpols 314
 Barcelona.

Werker 10 — Community Darkroom London

We are starting a long term collaboration with The Showroom in collaboration with different groups from the neighborhood. Werker 10 will explore different collaborative practices that use photography as a medium to analyse contemporary issues of labour that deal in one way or another with invisibility. 
The Showroom
 63 Penfold Street, 
 London NW8.

theshowroom.org

Werker 10 — Community Darkroom Tetouan

A workshop with students from ISBA in Besançon, ENSAV in Brussels and INBA in Tetouan, exploring contemporary issues of labour through collaborative practice and self-representation.

10 – 21/03 2014
 
Institut National des Beaux-Arts de Tetouan,
 Morocco.

Werker 7 — The Language of Revolution

This issue of Werker is meant to be read and discussed collectively by displaying its pages on a wall at home, at school or on the floor of a public square… What is a revolutionary image? Which aesthetic elements are involved in the making of a revolution? Does revolution have a global language? What role does photography and the mass-media play in all this?

06/03 2014, 
 
Book launch: 7:30–9:30pm,
 Audio reading by Ariella Azoulay at 8:00pm
 
San Serriffe
 Sint Annenstraat 30
 Amsterdam.

san-serriffe.com

Werker 10 — Community Darkroom Móstoles

We are starting a long term collaboration with Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Móstoles (Madrid) in collaboration with different groups from the neighborhood. Werker 10 will explore different collaborative practices that use photography as a medium to analyse contemporary issues of labour that deal in one way or another with invisibility.

Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo
 Avda. Constitución, 23 
 Móstoles, Madrid.

ca2m.org

Werker 10 — Community Darkroom Besançon

Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon — 
 La Saline Royale d’Arc et Senans
 
Within the research program initiated by the ISBA: Puisqu’on vous dit que c’est possible: representation de la lutte / representation du travail / travail de representation, Werker Magazine is developing a new issue with students of the ISBA in Besançon (France) and the ENBA in Tetouan (Morocco), focusing on contemporary issues of youth and labour that deal in one way or another with invisibility.
 
Residency from 6 – 20/02 2014.

Prospects &
 Concepts 2014

The second edition of the exhibition Prospects &
 Concepts where Mondriaan Fonds presents the work of the 92 young artists who received a grant in 2012.

6 – 9/02 2014, 
11.00–19.00, 
Van Nellefabriek
 Van Nelleweg, 1
 Rotterdam.

Bilderkritik 6 — Bedroom

Organised in the framework of Commonplaces together with Sindihogar (a self-organized group of domestic worker activists from Barcelona) we will analyse a new room of the Domestic Worker Photographer Network. Come and join us!

25/01 2014,
 11:00–14:00
 
Can Felipa Arts Visuals
 C/ Pallars, 277
 Barcelona.

werkermagazine.org/domesticwork


Commonplaces

The exhibition revolves around The Transparent Factory by Octavi Comeron, a research-based art project that questions the contemporary transformations of labour and reveals to us how even the automotive industry, which paradoxically was the foremost exponent of Fordist production, today is wholly engaged in a merging process with the symbolic order. With work by: Octavi Comeron, Petros Moris, Recent Work By Artists (Auto Italia South East in collaboration with Tim Ivison &
 Julia Tcharfas, George Moustakas and Rachel Pimm), Mireia c. Saladrigues, Carlos Valverde and Werker Magazine.

22/01 – 15/03 2014. Can Felipa Arts Visuals
 C/ Pallars, 277
 Barcelona.

Werker 6 — Cinema Diary

Book launch of Werker 6 — Cinema Diary, the first of a collection of publications that reflect on the current working conditions of the youth through modes of self-representation and amateur photography. 
 Cinema Diary is made in collaboration with Matthijs Diedericks and High &
 Low bureau.

5/12 2013, 
 7:30 – 9:30pm
 
San Serriffe
 Sint Annenstraat 30,
 Amsterdam.

san-serriffe.com

Territorios Inestables. Bienal Internacional de Arte SIART.

(Des)okupados muestra el trabajo de siete artistas / colectivos que reflexionan sobre sus condiciones laborales y existenciales y sobre los cambios del paradigma del trabajo. 
 
con trabajos de: C.A.S.I.T.A., Marco Godoy, Iconoclasistas, Ericka Flórez, Daniela Ortiz, Víctor Albarracín, Mónica Restrepo y Werker Magazine.

14/10 – 16/11 2013,
 
Museo Tambo Quirquincho
 C/ Evaristo Valle
 La Paz, Bolivia.

Reading

A group show conceived to explore the idea and act of reading featuring works by aajiao, Chen Wei, Cheng Ran, Heman Chong, Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, Guo Hongwei, Li Ran, Michael Lin, Henrik Olesen, Qiu Anxiong, Wang Taocheng, Werker Magazine, Ming Wong, Zhao Zhao, etc.

12/10 — 17/11 2013
 
Leo Xu Projects, S
 Lane 49, Building 3, Fuxing Xi Road, 
 Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031, China.

leoxuprojects.com

Public Relations


Twenty young Russian and Dutch artists will create work which aims to facilitate interaction between people. During the exhibition, which is based on the appearance of a café, Werker Magazine will develop two Bilderkritik workshops with different Moscovian collectives.

12–29/09, 2013
 
Public Library of the 
1st of May,
 Leninskiy Prospekt 37A, Moscow, Russia.

publicrelationsmoscow.org

Werker Sweatshop


In the current situation of economic depression and social protest, Werker proposes two editions from which to question the models we use to represent our living and working conditions and the complex relationship between the photographic medium and revolution.

25/05 – 13/07, 2013
 Opening: 25/05, 11am – 15pm 
 
García Galería,
 Doctor Fourquet 8,
 Madrid.

garciagaleria.com

Marginal Studies

A workshop on micro-politics and self-publishing with Graphic Design students from the Rietveld Academy derived from ‘Boy Politics’ exhibition.
 
15, 22 May and 5th June 2013
 
Rietveld Academy Library
 Frederik Roeskestraat 96
 Amsterdam

gerritrietveldacademie.nl

Work Like This

A public discussion around precarious labour, visibility and domestic work. With Justice for Domestic Workers, Andrea Franke and Werker Magazine

21/04 2013, 2–5pm
 Free, no booking required
 
Tate Modern, East Room
 Bankside, London

tate.org.uk

Revolution at Point Zero
 Debate &
 Forum

What is the commons? How does it differ from the public sphere? Where does this concept emerge? Why do we use it? And where can we find examples of it? 
 
Silvia Federici with ASK!, Domestic Workers Netherlands, Our Autonomous Life?, Platform BK, Queeristan, Werker Magazine and others.

Friday 01/02 2013, 16pm–22pm
 
Perdu
 Kloveniersburgwal 86, Amsterdam
.

cascoprojects.org

ASK!

Cleaning action with Justice for Domestic Workers. 
 
The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON — London.

Sunday 28/10, 12pm-5pm
 
The Showroom
 63 Penfold Street
 London

theshowroom.org

Werker Overview

We will talk about our references, working methodologies, past and future projects in 
 La Central, a great bookstore in Barcelona.

02/10, 7pm
 
La Central del Raval
 C/ Elisabets, 6. Barcelona.

lacentral.com

Werker 7 — The Language of Revolution

A visual alphabet of revolution inspired by Ariella Azoulay’s analysis of 2011 Egyptian revolution.

Opening 26/09 2012 at 19:30h. Composició de lloc III
 Espai Cultural Caja Madrid,
 Plaça Catalunya 9,
 Barcelona

Born in Flames — Resistance

An event based exhibition bringing together various artists connected by their shared fascination for resistance in every imaginable way. Werker Magazine will present Werker 8 — T-shirt Summary a new issue specially developed for the occasion. Come and get your T-shirt! 
 
Exhibition from 26 May to 30 June 2012.

30/06/2012, 15h – 19h
 
Ellen de Bruijne Projects
, Rozengracht 207A. Amsterdam

edbprojects.nl

GDR Digest

Cooking and presentation by Ask! (Actie Schone Kunsten) and Domestic Workers Netherlands with guest respondent Jennifer Sigler.

21/02 2012 at 20h
 
Casco — Office for Art, Design and Theory
, Nieuwekade 213-215, Utrecht.

cascoprojects.org

Werker 5 – Photography lesson 01′ in ‘Scapegoat: Architecture, landscape, political economy.
 Issue 02: Materialism

Scapegoat is an independent, not-for-profit, bi-annual journal designed to create a context for research and development regarding design practice, historical investigation, and theoretical inquiry. 
 
This issue of Werker Magazine is published in the center fold of Scapegoat 02 (printed version).
 
You can order a copy at the link below.

scapegoatjournal.org

Kitchen 139

Ten-day Communal Kitchen Experiment co-developed by W139 and Casco in the context of ‘The Grand Domestic Revolution – User’s Manual’ (GDR). 
 
On Wednesday the 7th ‘Ask! (Actie Schone Kunsten)’ and ‘Girls Like Us’ will be cooking. Ask! will prepare a dessert from Werker 3 – Political Kitchen Calendar!
 
The restaurant is open at 19h00. Come to eat, cook, think, talk and clean the kitchen with us!

3–17 December 2011
 
W139 — Space for Contemporary Art
, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam.

w139.nl

actiesk.tumblr.com/

The Grand Domestic Revolution – User’s Manual


After two years of ‘living research’ residencies, home productions, town meetings and affinity actions, GDR culminates in an exhibition that aims to share proposals for a grand domestic revolution today. 
 
’Werker 3 – Political Kitchen Calendar’ will be released at the ending of the show. Keep on sending contributions!

6/11 2011 – 26/02 2012
 
Casco — Office for Art, Design and Theory
 Nieuwekade 213–215, Utrecht.

cascoprojects.org

Informality,
 Art, Economics, Precarity


Werker 4 and projects by: Domestic Workers Union (with Matthijs de Bruijne and Detour), Doug Fishbone, Kaleb de Groot, Jose Antonio Vega Macotela, Senam Okudzeto

14/08 – 2/10 2011. Opening: Saturday, 13 August, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, 
 Rozenstraat 59 Amsterdam

smba.nl