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Creative Labour (er): Anthropological Perspectives on the Work of Art

When Jun 08, 2015
Where King's College, University of Cambridge
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Creative Labour(er): Anthropological Perspectives on the Work of Art

Keynote: Georgina Born (Professor of Music and Anthropology, Oxford)

This one-day international conference interrogates the relation between art and postfordist labour relations. How do artists work today? How does the increasing academisation of freelance creative work influence artistic production? How do precarious, project-based, flexible working modalities affect artists, and vice versa? As an Anthropologies of Art (A/A) Network research event, the conference also seeks to map out a range of contemporary approaches to the study of art. Contributors from France, The Netherlands, Germany, and the UK will be discussing case studies addressing artistic production from the perspectives of music, law, film, theatre, dance, and visual art.

Convenor and contact

Jonas Tinius ( – Division of Social Anthropology, Cambridge)

More information | @Anth_Art

Funded by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and King’s College, University of Cambridge.