Border Cultures: Part Two (work, labour) at the Art Gallery of Windsor



January 25 – April 13, 2014

Participating artists: C.A.M.P. (India), Sam Durant (USA), Philip Hoffman and Marian McMahon(Canada), Marisa Jahn (USA), Reena Katz aka Radiodress (Canada), Margareta Kern (UK),Kero and Annie Hall (Canada), Vince Kogut (Canada), Min Sook Lee and Deborah Barndt(Canada), Ken Lum (Canada), Dylan Miner (Métis), Precarious Workers Brigade (UK), Martha Rosler (USA), Andrea Slavik (Canada), David Taylor (USA)

Following the launch of the multi-year Border Cultures series with the award-winning Part One (homes, land) in 2013, the AGW continues its research and discussion around the geographic, political and socio-economic context of the Windsor-Detroit region with the second edition of the series. Border Cultures: Part Two (work, labour) examines the changing labour market in our globalized economies and the in-between space of the borderlands where free-flowing capital and the uneasy movements of the stratified work force encounter one another. Capital flows more easily than people to fulfill the demands of our consumer-based societies. Corporations set up factories and sweatshops across the world, employing thousands of people under precarious conditions at low wages. Similarly, while outsourcing North American jobs has adversely impacted its working and middle-classes, there is continued dependence on migrant workers in the agricultural, domestic and service sectors that are invisible in the public realm.

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