Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

HIDDEN ASSEMBLY: Labor Through the Lens of Contemporary Art

511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

Nov 3, 2016 – Jan 7, 2017

The starting point of the group exhibition Hidden Assembly is the recognition that under capitalism most production is rendered invisible. The labor that people perform is largely obscured or eliminated—an effect heightened by the expanded tech field, global outsourcing, and the rise of precarious work.

Hidden Assembly addresses our reconfigured labor market by featuring projects that examine what it means to work in current times and the uniquely precarious conditions resulting from capitalist values and governmental strategies; unrecognized producers in the new digital economy; and creative activism that advocates for improved and regulated worker conditions in an age of global and unorganized labor.

Participating artists/projects: Art Handlers Alliance of New York (AHA-NY) | João Enxuto & Erica Love | Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen | Gulf Labor Coalition | Marisa Morán Jahn/Studio REV- | Mary Lum | Michael Mandiberg | Betty Marin | Huong Ngo & Hong-An Truong | Laurel Ptak | Patricia Vazquez | Andrew Norman Wilson

Curator: Yaelle Amir

Jointly presented with the Newspace Center for Photography and the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA.

Opening Reception at Newspace Center for Photography: Friday, November 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm.

Image: Laurel Ptak, WagesForFacebook, screen grab.