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The Way Things Are… explores the question of artistic representation of today’s precarious work spheres within advanced economies. These multi-voiced “work histories” reflect the radical shifts in production and work processes and larger social re-stratification deriving from the changing orders of social representation. They are the symptoms of transitional states, where larger, planetary readjustments create localized distortions and conditions of morbidity in which entire sectors of skilled labor are at risk of displacement or disappearance.

The exhibition is complemented by a daily film series, True [Hi]stories of Work, with films and videos both from the holdings of T-B A21 and many other selected cinematic works framing the topic within various geographical and contextual parameters. Founded in Vienna in 2002 by Francesca von Habsburg, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary is committed to supporting the production of contemporary art.

Curators: Daniela Zyman and Barbara Horvath

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The Way Things Are…
Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection
Kuratoren: Daniela Zyman, Barbara Horvath

Artists: Los Carpinteros , Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova, Julian Rosefeldt, Allan Sekula, Andreas Siekmann