Center for contemporary art FUTURA, Prague: CARE CRISIS

CARE CRISIS

Opening: March 9th, 6pm                                                            

The exhibition runs until May 27th, 2012

Participating artists: MIEKE BAL (NL), URSULA BIEMANN (CH), MARÍA GALINDO (BO), GABRIELA GOLDER (AR), ELŻBIETA JABŁOŃSKA (PL), GÜLSÜN KARAMUSTAFA (TR), ANDREJA KULUNČIĆ (HR), MAU MONLEÓN (ES), DANIELA ORTIZ (PE), LARISA SITAR (RO), ANNETA MONA CHISA & LUCIA TKÁČOVÁ (RO/SK)

& SOCIOLOGISTS: ZUZANA UHDE (CZ)

Curators: DAVID ARLANDIS & JAVIER MARROQUÍ

Care Crisis is a research project on the so-called Care Crisis. That is, the state of precariousness brought in the wake of the integration of women in the – traditionally male – labor realm, and which lays manifest either a deficit in the care needed for personal life development, or a transformation in the system which supplies it.

Society used to develop through productive and reproductive labour, the latter being that of the production of care. This division could be established thanks to the gender-based division of labour.

Productive labour was traditionally assigned to men, and caring labour was assigned to women. Such a system was consolidated in the framework of the Fordist family, that is the nuclear family inserted in Capitalism and governed by such a division.
Nevertheless, the Fordist family is in its twilight. Women’s struggles, especially since the 1970’s, against all the injustices and oppressions of the sex/gender system have reached such a point that this family system is collapsing.
One of the aspects which have a direct impact on the so-called Care Crisis is the incorporation of women into the post-industrial labour market. There we have one of the origins, while not causes, of the current situation. Once women are displaced from the home to their working place – designed by men and for men – there is no-one left with the family care tasks, that is, with sustaining family life.
This, together with other, no less important factors, such as demographic change, and the transition to a post-Fordist production model, implies a huge avalanche of consequences which will affect all walks of life.
This exhibition at  Center for contemporary art FUTURA is part of a major project that aims to be a research endeavor which involves diverse fields of knowledge, art being one of them. Art is presented as research, as well as production of knowledge. But, above all, it is a multidisciplinary project which oscillates between feminism, sociology, economics and globalization studies.

Javier Marroquí and David Arlandis

The annual exhibition program of Futura is supported by: Ministerstvo kultury ČR, Magistrát hl.m. Prahy

Main Media Partner: Radio Wave,

Media Partners: Protišedi.cz Artmap, Artyčok.tv, Radio 1, Prague Galleries

Thanks to: ERSTE Stiftung, Muzeja suvremene umjetnosti Zagreb, Videotech.cz

www.futuraproject.cz

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