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Occupational Realism
Abstract

Abstract:

Since the 1970s, some artists have self-consciously inhabited their workaday jobs as art; this "occupational realism" invokes questions about the performance of labor and the value of art-making. What does it mean to be (emotionally, physically, mentally) "occupied" by one's work? And what does it mean to "occupy" labor as a strategic artistic operation?



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