Between January and May 2011, e-flux presents a series of film and video screenings in the storefront on Essex Street. This April curator Helena Holmberg presents a selection of films including Tamas St. Auby's Centaur (1973–75), and Geta Bratescu's The Studio (1978), from the Image at Work exhibitions on view at Index and the Romanian Cultural Institute, and from the accompanying film screening series at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm (Oct 2010 and Feb 2011).
The exhibition Image at Work and its accompanying film and seminar program looked at the notion of work, regarding it as an activity that structures and transforms the world around us, setting boundaries and defining the self and the society. Starting with the idea of work as a fundamental human activity used to handle the world around us, the exhibition explored various aspects of the meaning of work. The exhibition examined issues of the changing structures and conditions of labor in our contemporary age, as well as issues concerning the artist's work and how work is represented through images. It also aimed to view the meaning-creating processes that build contexts and a critical potential within an artistic work.
Image at Work was initiated by Xposeptember, a biannual art event in Stockholm, and realized in collaboration with Baltic Art Center, Iaspis, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Moderna Museet and the Romanian Cultural Institute. Helena Holmberg is the curator of Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm and director of Xposeptember. http://www.xposeptember.se/
[Image: Still from Studio, Geta Bratescu (Romania, 1978), 17’40’]