Text/authors: A Dog Republic, Nico Dockx, Jef Geys, Pascal Gielen, Erik Hagoort, Thomas Hirschhorn, Kirsten Leenaars, Isabell Lorey, Oda Projesi, Louise Osieka, Jason Pallas, Caroline Picard, Raqs Media Collective, Kuba Szreder, Jonas Tinius, Tricia Van Eck, Sara Weyns   ..  Editors: Nico Dockx, Pascal Gielen
isbn: 978-94-92095-10-7   ..  € 19,90  .. buy book


-Reflects on the different innovative working modalities developed by contemporary artists

-Combines theoretical insights with hands-on practices, examples and art works

-Book launch on August 29th during Summer School MOBILE AUTONOMY @ Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp (BE) more

Neoliberalism has taken autonomous professional values and labour firmly in its grasp. Traditional forms of employment are replaced with post-Fordist conditions in which work has become freelance, flexible, mobile, project-based, hybrid and temporary. This way of working is not new to artists. They have seen themselves confronted with these precarious conditions since many years. Mobile Autonomy detects what modes of economy and different innovative working modalities artists and other artistic professionals have developed in order to create their work in today’s social, economic and political conditions. Theoretical insights are alternated with hands-on practices, examples and art works in order to learn from and reflect on contemporary artists' working conditions.

'We need to stay mobile to keep our autonomy alive, and we need to develop new autonomous practices to keep our mobility alive.' back

Mobile Autonomy - Exercises in Artists' Self-Organization
Graphic design: Metahaven..248 pp.. 21 x 13,5 cm.. Paperback..English.. Supported by Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp in collaboration with Middelheimmuseum, Lokaal 01 and Extra City