Empty Action

Labour and Free Time in the Art of Collective Actions

Collective Actions is one of the most significant artistic practices to emerge from Moscow Conceptualism. The group's enigmatic idea of 'Empty action' is the focal point for Marina Gerber's exploration of this practice in relation to labour in the late Soviet Union. Based on interviews with members of the group (Monastyrski, Panitkov, Alexeev, Makarevich, Elagina, Romashko, Hänsgen and Kiesewalter) she exposes the relation between their jobs, their individual art practices and their contribution to the collective in the context of post-Stalinist debates on labour and free time. Departing from the mundane fact that Collective Actions' practice took place in free time from work for the Soviet State, Gerber identifies Empty action as a form of 'art after work'.

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2018-10-17, 236 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4090-8

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Author(s)
Marina Gerber
Book title
Empty Action Labour and Free Time in the Art of Collective Actions
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
236
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 43 SW-Abbildungen, 18 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4090-8
DOI
Commodity Group
1582
BIC-Code
ACX JFD AB
BISAC-Code
ART015110 SOC052000 ART037000
THEMA-Code
AGA JBCT AB
Release date
2018-10-17
Edition
1
Topics
Arbeit, Religion, Musik, Kulturgeschichte, Literatur, Leben, Kunst
Readership
Art History, Visual Cultures, Slavic Studies, Performance Studies
Keywords/Tags
Moscow Conceptualism, Performance Art, Russia, Labour and Work, Free Time, Art, Cultural History, Music, Art History of the 20th Century, Media Aesthetics, Political Art, Slavic Studies, Fine Arts

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