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Panel Discussion: Future of Art in a Post-Work Society

Panel Discussion: Future of Art in a Post-Work Society

Ildikó Szántó, Dr. Marusia Budetlyanova and our alumnae Dr. des. Lioudmila Voropai and Jana Linke share their thoughts on the subject “Future of Art in a Post-Work Society” in the panel discussion taking place in the Seminarraum of the Graduate School on 5th February 2016.

Recent discussions on the upcoming so called “post-work society” have evoked a wide range of questions about possible developments in various fields of human activity including contemporary art, art education and cultural production in general. A prognosticated shift from a traditional concept of “work” as wage labour to “free activity” has inspired countless visions of the future state of art in these fields.

Bringing together both “worst case” and “best case” scenarios, utopic and apocalyptical approaches to social, cultural and artistic trends, the participants of the panel “Future of Art in a Post-Work Society” will present different perspectives and discuss related concepts, tendencies and methodologies in the field of future research, planning and policy-making.

The panel will take place as a part of the “Vorspiel”-program of the transmediale Festival with the kind support of the Graduate School of the University of Arts Berlin and Kulturpessimismus pur – an Independent Institute for a Realistic Future Research.

Language: German

Vorspiel-Program transmediale

5th of February 2016, 3 pm

Graduate School (Seminarraum, 2nd floor) University of Arts Berlin
Einsteinufer 43
10587 Berlin


Jana Linke, artist, she will give an insight into the process and development of her artistic venture EMDAS1 – a machine, which provides work

Ildikó Szántó, art historian, research fellow at the DFG research training group „Knowledge in the Arts“ at the UdK Berlin, she currently works on her PhD about the discourse on labour in the field of art since 1990

Our alumna Dr. des. Lioudmila Voropai, media theorist, curator and art critic, founder of Kulturpessimismus pur – an Independent Institute for a Realistic Future Research 

Dr. Marusia Budetlyanova – futurologist, post-doc research fellow at the IIRFR with the project on the role of the “big data”-analysis for a development of the art market