Andres Mayer-Brennstuhl invites Kai Bauer and Enno Schmidt to a conversation by the “e-fireplace” to discuss the function and insturmentalisation of artistic role models in the present social situation.
Predicting an end to the working society, the mode of the existence of an artist as projected area for autonomous life drafts and self-determined forms of production gets more and more problematic. This new society promises to fullfill the utopy of an autonomous individual and at the same time reveals the deficit of this concept by desintegrating social relations.
The problem also shows concretely in the instrumentalisation, this concept undergoes: the existence of an artist would not only serve as a model case for out sourcing of working conditions, additionally, the Hartz-Kommission suggests that artists shall above all engage themselves as hosts for artistic qualification of long-term non-workers, at supervisions of self-regulating communities and at performances at fund-raisings in favour of the employment market.
The conversation will be accompanied by Andreas Mayer-Brennstuhl’s installation at Künstlerhaus, which opposes the described concept to Malevich’s vision of the separation of work and income, in order to receive an unconditional basic income.
The series Visit is a open platform for the presentation and discussion of contemporary art. Künstlerhaus offers to everyone interested, the possibility to propose ideas or concepts for discussions, talks and screenings. The compilation for the series is made by a group of members that meets frequently.