Office Space cleverly subverts contemporary office culture as a means to explore labor practices in the 21st century post-industrial economy. As offices become mobile, the nine-to-five becomes a nonstop 24-hour cycle, and the service and information economy predominates, this exhibition reflects on the rise of "immaterial labor" in developed countries. Through video, sculpture, painting, and installation, the artists in Office Space interrogate universally recognized aspects of office architecture, design, aesthetics, and protocols as a means to understand the shift toward immaterial labor practices.
Artists include: Cory Arcangel, Mark Benson, KP Brehmer, Joseph DeLappe, Alex Dordoy, Harun Farocki, Bea Fremderman, Idle Screenings (with works by Stephanie Davidson, Jacob Broms Engblom, Manuel Fernandez, Paul Flannery, Kim Laughton, and Jasper Spicero), Joel Holmberg, Josh Kline, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Julien Prévieux, Laurel Ptak, Sean Raspet, Mika Tajima, Pilvi Takala, Ignacio Uriarte, Andrew Norman Wilson, and Haegue Yang.
The Office Space exhibition catalog is a $5, limited edition USB drive that doubles as an executive writing pen. The catalog features: screen savers by Idle Screenings artists Stephanie Davidson, Manuel Fernandez, Paul Flannery, Kim Laughton, Jacob Broms Engblom, and Jasper Spicero; Idle Screenings software; artist texts by Laurel Ptak, Sean Raspet, and Andrew Norman Wilson; a newly commissioned essay by critic Mike Pepi; an essay by Office Space curator Ceci Moss; as well as images of works, extended wall labels, exhibition floor plan, checklist, and artist bios.