Art Industry

The EU Working Classes

THE “EU working class” THEME IS MADE UP OF 4 PROGRAMMES, CORRESPONDING TO SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF THE CHALLENGE-NEED TO REDEFINE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR SELF (THE EU WORKING CLASS), WHICH IS CRYSTALLIZED IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH WORK, SINCE IT IS THROUGH WORK THAT WE SATISFY OUR SURVIVAL, CREATIVITY AND RECOGNITION NEEDS. THE “ART INDUSTRY” PROGRAMME CONNECTS ART TO PRODUCTIVE SECTORS SUCH AS INDUSTRY, COMMERCE AND SERVICES.

Can artists form part of the working environment of a factory or a store? And if so, what effect does their presence have on the way in which the work is done, and the efficiency of those workplaces? And vice versa: how do those workplaces affect the artist and his or her work? The programme finds innovative ways to unite art with productive sectors such as industry, commerce and services. This unit includes works of art that result from artistic residencies in industrial or commercial workplaces or in the service industry.