In the first case we did a project called Taxi Taxi im Frühling / Arbeit Nutzen Anleitung
It became a litte book and we made a show in the viennese exhibition space called „Sehsaal“.
95 mm x 135 mm
Offsetdruck, Risographie, Laserjet, Prägedruck, Handgebunden
After we had done the exhibition, eva maria stadtler, vice rector of the university,
asked us if we wanted to reorganize this exhibition in the auditorium as a larger version.
In late december at the moment when covid broke out in china, it happended.
The Institute for Art and Society at the University of Applied Arts Vienna invites you to the job market Conte Potuto, in the Vordere Zollamtstraße 7 – Auditorium, 1030 Vienna.
„A market is a process in which buyers and sellers interact to make decisions about the price and quantity of a good.“
(Paul A Samuelson)
The artists of the Conte Potuto collective grappled with the question of work in relation to utility and guidance. They are thinking the therm „work“ more in the sense of Hanna Arendt than an activity. Ponos, poiesis and praxis – working, producing, acting would be the three basic activities that Arendt identifies as the basic conditions of existence. It is about being free as active citizens to be able to act politically. The benefit is not so much in its maximization, or in the cost-benefit analysis, but the benefit is calculated from the work done in the collective as an emancipated action. Shortly before Christmas, the festival when belief, desire and consumption are closely intertwined, objects made by the artists can be purchased on the ‚job market‘. The price is calculated from the interaction of buyers and sellers. Components of the negotiation are use value, exchange value, exhibition value, need, desire and resource.
(Eva Maria Stadler)