Rats! Rats! Rats! The Poetic Grammar of Hacking.

The exhibition Rats! Rats! Rats! sees hacking as a poetic and political act and a powerful tool for exploring how artists use virtual grammars to break their way through to reveal liminal spaces where they can imagine alternatives to hegemonic accounts. […] Artists such as Eve Sussman, Zheng Mahler and Elena Asins, for example, place a greater emphasis on post-human agency, whereas others, among them Gordon Matta-Clark, Werker Collective and Martha Rosler, focus on the poetics of the multiple account. Then there are creators who link hacking to the politics of control and the influence of the media, including Öyvind Fahlström, Antoni Muntadas and Grup de Treball.

09/03 – 19/06/2022

CaixaForum
Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6–8.
08038 Barcelona
CaixaForum.es

Tomorrow is a Different Day. Collection 1980–NOW.

The decades since the 1980s have been marked by dramatic global transformations—globalisation, migration, decolonisation, digitisation, the expansion of the primary and secondary markets, and the acknowledgement of various diasporas in art and society. These global and social shifts have not gone unnoticed by artists and designers, as the work in Tomorrow is a Different Day reveals. Ever-more responsive to the world we live in, artists use their work as a force for change. By voicing resistance, by challenging conventions, and by sharing narratives of hope and longing, they tell meaningful stories that resonate in our lives today. 

Exhibition ongoing

Stedelijk Museum
Museumplein 10
1071 DJ, Amsterdam
Stedelijk.nl

The MAST Collection: A Visual Alphabet of Industry, Work and Technology.

Work inhabits our lives, and social, documentary and historiographic photography pays tribute to it with powerful, convincing, rare and unusual images of a universe which is often overlooked. For the first time the Fondazione MAST presents an extraordinary selection of over 500 images drawn from its collection of photographs, albums and videos. Occupying all the exhibition areas in the MAST building, the iconic images by world-famous artists, less well-known or anonymous photographers and finalists of the MAST Photography Grant offer visual testimony to the world of work. Such is the complexity of the exhibition that it has been structured into 53 chapters devoted to different concepts illustrated by the images on display. The whole topic requires a list of terms that, given the vast range of professions, themes, functions and values relating to the world of work, is never exhaustive.

10/02 – 22/05/2022

Fondazione MAST
Via Speranza 42,
l-40133 Bologna
mast.org

MZHK-1980: A Place on Earth. 6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art

MZHK-1980 looks at the history of the Youth Residential Complex and other experiments in arranging life on Earth. MZHK-1980 includes two exhibitions, a public and children’s program, theatrical performances and art interventions, excursions, and the publication of a book.

The research exhibition What Makes Us Better and the art exhibition A Place on Earth jointly reveal the history of the youth movement for building accommodation in the late USSR, combining historical documents and testimonies of the movement’s participants with works of artists dedicated to experiments in housing construction in the XX century, as well as the self-organization of different communities in relationship to their land. What Makes Us Better is curated by Liudmila Starostova. A Place on Earth presents the work of: Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Jonathas de Andrade, Sasha Davai, Adelita Husni-Bey, Sarah Lehnerer, Sasha Saltanova, Jonas Staal, Alen Tanner, Werker Collective and is curated by Masha Domracheva.

Werker Collective presents Preliminary Studies Towards the Nieuwe Nieuwsmarkt (2018–ongoing) an installation and sound piece about the role of self-organised media in the articulation of urban struggles, in the past and in the present, departing from Amsterdam’s Nieuwmarkt Riots from the 1970’s. 

03/09 – 24/10/2021

6th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art
Yeltsin Center Art Gallery. 
Boris Yeltsin St. 3, 
Yekaterinburg, Russia.

uralbiennial.ru

In the Presence of Absence

In the Presence of Absence: Proposals for the Museum Collection shows a selection of artworks and design projects that challenge the idea of collective knowledge and public consciousness through stories that remain unseen, have been ignored or may be told more often within large public institutions. Spanning more than 14 rooms and work by 23 artists and artist collectives, the interdisciplinary exhibition In the Presence of Absence presents a selection of (counter) narratives that challenge fixed ideas about our society and question how history is written. When not addressed by organizations such as schools, libraries, archives, and museums, the absence of these stories forms knowledge gaps within the public debates that shape our collective consciousness and memory.

05/09/2020 – 31/01/2021

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Museumplein 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam
stedelijk.nl

Embroidering Theory

The exhibition Amateur Photography at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg takes a closer look at amateur photography and its innovative power. Ever since the invention of photography, the amateur has played a key role in its development, with artists at the Bauhaus in particular recognizing the creative freedom afforded by the casual use of the camera. The democratic and political potential of amateur photography was likewise discovered in the 1920s. Both aspects are still of great importance for the way we deal with images. Amateur photography in the early twentieth century heralded the birth of a mass phenomenon, which today takes the form of an inundation of digital images.

Exhibition: Amateur Photography. 3/10/2019 – 12/01/2020

Workshop: 16/11/2019 from 11:00–14:00, subscribe through email.

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe
Steintorpl. 20099
Hamburg, Duitsland
mkg-hamburg.de

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.

pladebarris.barcelona

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

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.

macba.cat

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

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.

bolit.cat

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


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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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
.

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

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.


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.

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

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