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Like a Rolling Stone: Labor in Contemporary Art

Önder Özengi (2011 Grant Honorary Mention)

The research project mainly focuses on the notion of “work/labor” in a broad sense; and in particular, its emergent “new” appearance in the practices of people working in the field of contemporary art in Turkey. The research aims to discuss the process of institutional turn in recent years through its relation and influence to artistic practice, the working conditions of art producers/workers and the livelihood economies that emerged in contemporary art field.