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Commonplaces
  • Works by
  • Octavi Comeron
  • Petros Moris
  • Recent Work By Artists
  • Mireia c. Saladrigues
  • Carlos Valverde
  • Werker Magazine

  • Curated by
  • Sabel Gavaldon
Commonplaces
As of the 1960s, artists were pioneers when it came to exploring working methods —then eccentric— that were based on mediation and social communication, to the extent that the production of objects became, in their hands, a pretext for the exchange of ideas, affects and experiences. While these forms of value production held a marginal role in the economy in the past, in contrast, today they have become the spearhead of capitalism, and this process leads to the gradual indistinction between life and work. In an increasingly speculative and tertiary sector-based economy, it seems that the boundaries that once separated spaces of leisure, production and consumption have become blurred to the point of becoming virtually indistinguishable. In this regard, could we say that artists and cultural agents nowadays are cognitive workers par excellence? How do art practices relate to a framework of production that is undergoing transformation?

Commonplaces takes this reciprocity between artistic labour and changes in the production economy as its starting point, without forgetting that these days productivity stretches beyond the factory walls, encroaching upon and permeating every facet of life, dragging the intimate, creative and recreational realms to a logic that compels us to capitalise on every one of our social exchanges. The artists taking part in the exhibition stand in a climate of uncertainty in which the Fordist factory has lost its centrality, not only as a space of production, but also one of conflict, recognition and political socialisation. The works of these artists invite us to question the validity of notions such as immaterial and cooperative labour, while denoting the fragility of community links at a time in which work spaces are becoming atomised and the production of knowledge is becoming so diffuse that it seems untraceable.

The exhibition revolves around The Transparent Factory by Octavi Comeron, a research-based art project that questions the contemporary transformations of labour and reveals to us how even the automotive industry, which paradoxically was the foremost exponent of Fordist production, today is wholly engaged in a merging process with the symbolic order. In dialogue with the work of Comeron, who passed away in 2013, the exhibition features the work of five artists and collectives that unravel the complexity of a production landscape for us, in which intangible flows of communication, cooperation and the financial economy have become prime commodities. In a post-industrial context marked by uncertainty and the dispersal of production, this exhibition poses the challenge of rediscovering shared spaces and forms of public debate that allow us to rethink the ideas of community and collective experience.
  • Amb
  • Octavi Comeron
  • Petros Moris
  • Recent Work By Artists
  • Mireia c. Saladrigues
  • Carlos Valverde
  • Werker Magazine

  • Curated by
  • Sabel Gavaldon
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Visit the Image gallery.
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Works by
Octavi Comeron
Petros Moris
Recent Work By Artists
Mireia c. Saladrigues
Carlos Valverde
Werker Magazine










Organised by Can Felipa Arts Visuals