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Museum of Contemporary Work

Dates

Mon, Jan 15, 2018 — Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Type

Exhibitions

Admission

Free

Location Accessible

Artscape Youngplace, Hallway Galleries, 3rd Floor

180 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON

Reception

Opening Reception: Tue, Jan 16, 6-9pm

 


Daily Hours

MonMonday

8:00 am

8:00 pm

TueTuesday

8:00 am

8:00 pm

WedWednesday

8:00 am

8:00 pm

ThuThursday

8:00 am

8:00 pm

FriFriday

8:00 am

8:00 pm

SatSaturday

8:00 am

8:00 pm

SunSunday

8:00 am

4:00 pm

Description

The Museum of Contemporary Work is a precarious pop-up exhibit. The show explores the past, present and future of labour through physical objects that support our work. The artifacts displayed, both real and fictional, connect themes like identity, inequity, meaning, and motivation. Some of the items have all but disappeared. Others are re-emerging as souvenirs. Some are tools. Others inspirational tokens. Each is a symbol of the invisible forces at work in our work. They tell stories of how our daily labours are changing, and how they are changing us.

 

Featuring:

/ Select devices from the Buxton/Microsoft collection

/ Environmental portraits of work from Mike Palmer (Roaming Focus)

/ Corporate employee engagement artifacts dating 4o+ years

/ Micro-consults with a futurist to discuss personal career futures (timeslots TBC)

/ More to be announced

 

The exhibit is curated by Sean Hazell and produced with Derek Last, Julie Do, and Stephanie Wan.

www.lovevmoney.com
Love V Money is the first digital initiative from the Museum of Contemporary Work. An analog version is installed as part of the exhibit using post-it notes.

 

Hazell will be speaking at TO DO Talks Symposium: Designing The Future of Work on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at George Brown College. The talk, titled “Ritual and the Workplace,” will be co-presented with Nick Hobson, PhD, Behavioural & Brain Sciences.

 

Poster Design: Julie Do

 

 

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Participants

Mike Palmer (Roaming Focus), Bill Buxton (Microsoft/Buxton Collection), Elana Schlenker, Traven Benner, Emma Aiken-Klar, and more to be announced