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What does work mean at the end of the day?

  • Exhibition
  • Mar 24 2023 - Jun 25 2023

Opening on Thursday, 23 March 2023, 7 p.m.

with works by Angela Anderson & Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic*, Brigitte Dätwyler, Monique S. Desto,
Paula Hurtado Otero, Lena Maria Thüring, Anna Witt.

From March 2023, various formats will take place at Lothringer 13 Halle under the title PART TIME
COMMITMENT SERIES, which negotiate the socio-political power of the model of full-time
employment along the concept of the division of labor and tell about divergent realities of precarious,
unpaid, part-time and multiple jobs. The works in the international group exhibition WHAT DOES
WORK MEAN AT THE END OF THE DAY? address how we define, organise, allocate, assign and
reward labour as a society. On the one hand, the contributions open up a wide field of different spheres of
activity, on the other hand they point to parallels and connections between supposedly autonomous
spheres. The artistic contributions unite the voices of paid and unpaid domestic workers, seasonal
workers, industrial workers, service providers and cultural producers. Developments such as domestic and
agricultural work increasingly performed by migrant workers on the one hand, the decline of human
labour in automated industrial production on the other, and deeply internalised paradigms of optimised
work and life environments are related to specific examples: What does work mean for everyone
personally? How does financial dependence on wage labour affect life plans and biographies? How
closely are professional activity and self-identification linked? How do experiences of flight, violence and
trauma get inscribed in professional careers? Where are the confines between self-determination and
coercion, securing subsistence and the promise of success, obligation and ambition? In many-voiced
narratives, the close network of relationships between identity and employment biography becomes
tangible - unequally distributed on the axes of dependencies, crises, precariousness and exploitation on
the one hand, security, social recognition and self-realisation on the other. Work in capitalism is
thematised in its effects on individuals as well as on the ecosystem shared by all. In the background,
therefore, runs the question of a sustainable economic and social model in which performance is not the
only indicator of the value of people.


Thursday, 23 March, 7 pm

with a welcome address by Councillor Lars Mentrup, representing the Lord Mayor of the City of Munich.
Introduction by Lisa Britzger, curator.



Tue, 28 March, Tue, 25 April, Tue, 30 May each 6.30 pm

The reading group dedicates itself to selected texts from the context of the PART TIME COMMITMENT
SERIES and wants to look at the texts from different perspectives. The reading group has been meeting
once a month since 2021 at Lothringer 13 Lokal.

Registration and access to text material by email to



Sun, 2 April, Sun, 23 April, Sun, 21 May, 2 - 4 pm each.

Open discussion format for questions and views on the exhibition with art educator Julia Richter. No
registration necessary.



Thu, 20 April, 7 pm

with curator Lisa Britzger



May - June 2023

Talks, workshops, exchange and information.

Programme coming soon on



During the course of the project, accompanying texts will be published. These will be made available both
online and in print on site and can be compiled into an optional compendium.

Lothringer 13 Hall

open Tue - Sun, 11 am - 7 pm

Admission free!

Access to the hall is barrier-free.


Further programme and information at



Image credits: Videostills aus „KÖRPER IN ARBEIT“ (2018) von Anna Witt (oben) und „Arbeit als
Liebe. Liebe als Arbeit.“ (2018) von Lena Maria Thüring & Brigitte Dätwyler (unten).
Courtesy die Künstlerinnen. Design: Noëm Held.

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