Exhibition

GENEROSITY IS THE NEW POLITICAL

6 Sep 2009 – 1 Nov 2009

Regular hours

Sunday
12:00 – 17:00
Monday
12:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
12:00 – 17:00
Thursday
12:00 – 17:00
Friday
12:00 – 17:00
Saturday
12:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Free

Wysing Arts Centre

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • 18 or 18A from City Centre to Bourn
  • BR Cambridge Station ( 8 miles)

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With artists: Bik Van Der Pol; Libia Castro and Olafur Olafsson; Celine Condorelli; FREEE; Luca Frei; Tellervo and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen; Christodoulos Panayiotou; Katerina Seda.

Generosity is the New Political explores the complex and ambiguous concept of generosity. Rooted within a system that merits symbolic value over market worth, acts of generosity contradict the accepted notion of production and exchange. This exhibition features new works by five international artists commissioned by Wysing to interpret the complex notion of generosity, including FREEE Art Collective's performance work to re-name some of Cambridge's favourite streets after 18th century radical thinkers. In addition, the exhibition presents three existing works that explore generosity, including the darkly humorous film work I love my job 2008 by Tellervo and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, where workers in Goteborg, Sweden are offered the chance to act out everything they ever wanted to do or say during the darkest moments of their work life.

This is a featured event of the Festival of Ideas: http://www.cambridgefestivalofideas.org

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