Hyperemployment at MGLC, Ljubliana
I'm happy to announce Hyperemployment, the exhibition I've been working on along the past year. Produced by Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana and featuring the work of artists Danilo Correale, Elisa Giardina Papa, Sanela Jahić, Silvio Lorusso, Jonas Lund, Michael Mandiberg, Sebastian Schmieg, Guido Segni, the exhibition will be on display at MGLC - International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana from November 7, 2019 to January 19, 2020. More info about the show and a press kit are available here.
The group show is the centerpiece of Hyperemployment - Post-work, Online Labour and Automation, a year-long programme I co-curated with Janez Janša for Aksioma. Featuring the group exhibition, a symposium, several solo exhibitions, and a final catalogue presentation, Hyperemployment addresses a variety of topics, from automation to the gig economy, the end of free time and the rise of self-improvement apps, social media fatigue and quantification, and more. Feel free to download our beautiful brochure here.
Hyperemployment is a word borrowed from media theorist Ian Bogost, which describes “the exhausting work of the technology user”. The visual identity for all the programme has been designed by the amazing Superness (Federico Antonini and Alessio D'Ellena). If you are in Ljubljana on November 7, please join us at the opening!