Conference: Creative Labour(er). Anthropological Perspectives on the Work of Art
8 June 2015, King’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
Keynote: Georgina Born (Music/Anthropology, Oxford)
This one-day international conference interrogates the relation between contemporary artistic production and postfordist labour relations. How do artists work today? As an Anthropologies of Art (A/A) Network research event, the conference also seeks to map out a range of contemporary approaches to a wider set of questions:
- What can anthropological analysis contribute to understanding the changing nature of labour, flexibilisation, and the entrepreneurial subject?
- In what ways do freelance artists reflect or perpetuate flexible working conditions?
- What are the distinctions between artistic self-making and artistic self-marketing?
Contributors from France, The Netherlands, Germany, and the UK will be discussing case studies addressing artistic production in music, law, film, theatre, and visual art.