18 Dec 2015 – 31 Dec 2015

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Old Street

England, United Kingdom

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An offsite project from Deptford X places a billboard, C21ST ART-WORKER by Alison Jones and Milly Thompson, on a bus shelter at Old Street Roundabout. The project extends Deptford X’s 2015 festival theme, Deptford Conversations, into a site for conversation: the bus stop.


 Alison Jones and Milly Thompson’s poster, C21ST

ART-WORKER,  is a photomontage that sets gendered

labour against the backdrop of the 21st Century Art

World. In it, the female footsoldiers of the art

economy are at the ready to promote, speak for and

elaborate on the meanings of the various pieces they

stand beside in art fair booths, performing superficial

tasks like dusting and polishing. The text, Évasionista

est arrivée She is ambience She is art She is furniture

She is architecture … cosmetics,  speaks the breathless

hype of fashion. The mock-cyrillic script mimics Soviet

posters, heralding women workers in the feminised

and precarious labour market of the neo-liberal art


Jones and Thompson are engaged in a long-standing collaboration that erupts every now and

again for an altered re-iteration and re-thinking looking at Neo-liberalism, Art, Feminism,

Showing Off, Distinction, Being HOT, Glamour, Luxury, and always bearing in mind that we look

really HOT  when we THINK .

The poster anticipates the publication of C21st Recent History: the collaborations and collected

works of Alison Jones and Milly Thompson 2010-2015 , which will be launched at Filet Project

Space round the corner at 103 Murray Grove on Valentine’s Day 2016.

Find the bus stop at EC1V 9FR, on the west side of Old Street roundabout, outside the Great

Wall Chinese restaurant

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Alison Jones and Milly Thompson

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