J.O.B.S. Join Our Blended Stories. Exhibition of Working People’s Stories
Opening October 6 at 6 p.m. – Montelupo Fiorentino (FI) – Palazzo Podestarile – Via Baccio da Montelupo 43
7 October – 16 December 2018
Curated by Andrea Zanetti
in collaboration with CGIL, CISL and UIL Florence
Artists: Emiliano Bagnato, Cristina Balsotti, Carolina Barbieri, Lorenzo Devoti, Sabina Feroci, Paolo Fiorellini, Lorena Huertas, Stefano Lanzardo, Roberta Montaruli, Enrica Pizzicori, Aurora Pornin, Francesco Ricci, Eleonora Roaro, Francesco Siani, Stefano Siani, Zino (Luigi Franchi).
Workers: Emanuele Batelli, Antonella Benucci, Giuseppe Cascio, Antonio Ciampi, Tiziana Costoli, Barbara Daly, Silvia Desideri, Filippo Esposito, Francesca Fabbri, Annalisa Ferrara, Nicola Giusti, Thomas Langneble, Meri Ninci, Tito Paroli, Maria Rosa Salerno
Today’s world of work. Precariousness, uncertainty, silence, and the future that doesn’t arrive. The realisation of one’s self. Contemporary families, loans, pensions, grandchildren. Non-families, loneliness. Relationships. How much could be written and told about the world, or rather, the worlds, of working people today! How many stories of difficulties, successes or deprivations, could we recount, based on the daily life chronicles that we read. The market, globalisation, networks, innovation, manual skills; working people who resist, and those who do not exist. The disillusioned eyes of pensioners, and the resigned ones of their children. But also the eyes of those who have achieved success, with or without going through struggles. The hands of those who get dust on themselves every day, or the swiftly moving hands of those who touch computer keys.
The exhibition interprets individual stories of working people, embracing the complexity of the contemporary world of work. Sixteen artists interpret, with the realisation of an unedited artwork, the story of a worker. The workers in the exhibition carry objects, each of which identifies their type of employment; through the story of the individual worker the object –with a QR code – speaks in the first person, telling the personal story of the man or woman who has chosen it. An exhibition that puts working person in direct relationships with artists, requiring them to create an exchange of empathy, of words, and of emotions. The objects become the means by which a relationship can be constructed, as well as the plastic icon that ‘flanks’ the artists’ displayed works. Following the model of the Museum of Broken Relationships of Zagreb (https://brokenships.com), the objects are the real protagonists of the exhibition, as the visual and oral representations of the individual stories, and as the creative spark for the artists. The story of the contemporary complexity of the world of work, through the intimacy of words, thoughts, and hopes. A collective exhibiton, in the true sense of the word: the works are born from the words of a story, and challenge individual complexity to become collective, in acts of sharing.
October 7 – December 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
From Tuesday to Friday on request (from 10.00 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the ticket office of the Ceramics Museum – Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 10 – Montelupo Fiorentino)
Info: ph. +39 0571 51352 and firstname.lastname@example.org