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Art & Post-Fordisme Débat & présentation de livre

Round table
04 02 2010 00:00 01:00

In recent times, the culture industry has capitalised on the work ethic of the art world - its ever-youthful energy, allure of freedom, flexible working hours, short-term or lack of contracts - and converted into a standard production model.

Art Post Fordisme Débat présentation de livre

Following the apparent success of 'capitals of culture' schemes and the creative industries, governments too have been keen to embrace this post-Henry Ford work model and seamlessly link it to the globally dominant neo-liberal market economy. But how have artists, curators and other arts professionals reacted to this situation? Can they offer alternative strategies and policies?

Speakers :
- Rudi Laermans, professor, Centre for Sociological Research, Leuven University (B)
- Paul De Bruyne, ass. director of the Arts in Society research Group, Tilburg (NL)
- Pascal Gielen, professor Arts, Culture and Media studies, Groningen University and director of the research group Arts in Society, Tilburg (NL)
- Frank Theys (B), artist

Debate followed by the launch of the books :

The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude. Global Art, Memory and Post-Fordism, Pascal Gielen, Valiz-Publishers: Amsterdam, 2009.
ISBN: 978-90-78088-34-9

Arts in Society. Being an Artist in Post-Fordist Times, Pascal Gielen and Paul De Bruyne (eds.), NAi-Publishers: Rotterdam, 2009.
ISBN: 978-90-5662-711-9