FUCKING GOOD ART #31 – It’s playtime

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Fucking Good Art #31. It’s play time, 4 conversations with Tijs Goldschmidt, Evelyne Reeves, Joris Luyendijk, Zoë Gray
Authors: Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma
Publisher: Fucking Good Art / Motto, Berlijn
Year:  2014
ISBN: 978-90-817756-2-5 / ISSN: 1874-0227

Softcover/paperback, English/French, 160 pp., 11 x 18 cm, Design: Nienke Terpsma.

 

This issue is made for Play Time, biennale Les Ateliers de Rennes 2014, curated by Zoë Gray.

Are we working or are we playing? There are many forms of play. There is solitary play and social play. Most of us artists work alone and decide, in our studio, the rules of play for our work each time. Social play is always back and forth; there’s an alternation of roles. How can we artist makes a play bow – like dogs do – and invite the audience to play?

In the globalized and highly professionalized art world the distinction between work and play is increasingly unclear. For artists, the distinction between work and play has always been blurry. This was not an issue until we all experienced that the art world is a perfect sort of R&D department for capitalism, and we the artists are the perfect work force for economic exploitation. What can we do about it?

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