Relational Economies:
Labor over Capital

November 21, 2019 - March 7, 2020

 
Stefanos Tsivopoulos,  History Zero , 2013. Video still. Courtesy of the artist and Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani. [Image Description: A woman in a blue kimono with pink and white flowers sits on a dark red, studded leather chair with her hand holding an origami flower made from Euro notes on a brown table. On the brown table are other Euro notes and two paper flowers in a vase. Behind her is a large photograph with two nude women sitting on a gray couch.]

Stefanos Tsivopoulos, History Zero, 2013. Video still. Courtesy of the artist and Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani. [Image Description: A woman in a blue kimono with pink and white flowers sits on a dark red, studded leather chair with her hand holding an origami flower made from Euro notes on a brown table. On the brown table are other Euro notes and two paper flowers in a vase. Behind her is a large photograph with two nude women sitting on a gray couch.]

 

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to present Relational Economies: Labor over Capital, an exhibition that reflects on the impacts of economic crises on different parts of the world and sectors of society, prompting a dialogue about alternatives to the trappings of capitalism. Artists in the exhibition include mayfield brooks, Tania CandianiAnetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkáčová, Stephanie Syjuco, and Stefanos Tsivopoulos. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, November 21, from 6 to 8pm at the Rubin Foundation’s exhibition space, The 8th Floor, in New York City.

The third installment of Revolutionary Cycles, a two-year series of exhibitions that explore art’s social and political potential in uncertain times, Relational Economies examines how the economic outcomes of global capitalism transcend borders, while worker’s rights and compensation continue to deteriorate. The artworks in the exhibition collectively focus on the hierarchies of labor and economic status, choreographies of work, the interrelationships between disparate wealth positions, alternative economies and currencies, and the ways in which labor conditions contribute to culture at large.

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