Anton Vidokle; Hedi Slimane @ Alte Münze, Mar 18

, 17 March 2014

Researcher, writer and curator Lucy Chinen and artist Paul Kneale will appear at Berlin’s Alte Münze for a talk event, Anton Vidokle; Hedi Slimane, on March 18.

In conjunction with the Harry Burke and km temporaer-curated Surplus Living
group exhibition, running at the space until March 23, the discussion, moderated by Burke, will explore the problematic position increasingly occupied by artist as critical ‘brand’, in parallel to the growth of their role as a “specialised form of human capital”.

The event will feature a presentation by Chinen and Kneale along with a discussion around “surplus information or subjectivity performance within the marketised art world”, while recognising its own complicity within that.

If that isn’t unsettling enough, try this quote from the New Inquiry‘s Macolm Harris in Al Jazeera that’s come with the press release:

“Technically speaking, human capital is the “present value of the person’s future expected earnings”; plainly speaking, it’s a person’s imagined value at sale.”

Read an interview with Lucy Chinen and see the Facebook event page for details. **

Header Image: Amalia Ulman, installation view from Used & New @ ltd los angeles March 1 – April 9, 2014.