As part of the DC Arts Center Curatorial initiative, curator Benedetta Castrioto presents Labor of Fire, an exhibition about the economics and the politics of the art world, featuring sculpture, multimedia installations, performance, and time-based media. The selected artists, janet e. dandridge, Julia Kwon, Fanni Somogyi and Isabella Whitfield, turn their artistic labor into a subject of inquiry as well as its means. Tracing within the art object the stories and processes of its own production, they recast the work of art as a fossil of labor itself. Faced with this collection of practices and works, visitors are invited to reflect on meditation, manual and administrative work, maintenance, care and craft as equally important and connected forms of worldmaking—thoughtful, directed action with the power to shape our social structure.

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Add to Calendar 20240216 America/New_York 2438 18th Street, NW Washington DC 20009 Labor of Fire