Le Printemps des Laboratoires #2 — Ne travaillez jamais!



Le Printemps des Laboratoires #2
Ne travaillez jamais!

Past: May 10 → 11, 2014

The second Printemps des Laboratoires is organised around the subjects of art and work. It particularly focuses on a rejection of work as a questioning of production systems and the value of art, of the relationship between the artist, art production and the institution and also of the artist as a worker. This Printemps #2 will also look back at the creation of artist groups involved in political action that subverts the relationship between artistic product and capital.

  • 10h30. Breakfast
  • 11h. FAQ, Pour Travailler Toujours, performance by Åbäke (graphists collective) and Ève Chabanon (artist)
  • 11h30. Le travail de l’art au travail, conference by Barthélémy Bette (sociologist)
  • 12h30. Theses on Art, Alienation and Labor, conference by Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, followed by a discussion wtih Ellen Blumenstein (director of KW art center in Berlin) and Dora García
  • 13h30. Lunch (Food Truck)
  • 14h-19h. La Maison des Artistes, casa nostra, by Mathilde Chénin (artist). Workshops for 1 to 3 persons
  • 14h30. Le refus du travail aujourd’hui, conference by Maurizio Lazzarato (sociologist, philosopher)
  • 15h-20h. Abrégé de l’atelier — Une étude iconographique de l’artiste au travail, by Vassilis Salpistis (artist). Workshops for 10 persons (every hour)
  • 15h30. Refus: art, travail et politique, discussion animated by Dora García with Francesco Matarrese (artist), Mattia Pellegrini (art critic, curator, artist), Stephanie Noach (art critic, curator) and Guillaume Désanges (art critic, curator)
  • 18h. Labour Power Plant, presentation of their work by Romana Schmalisch and Robert Schlicht (artists)
  • 20h. Dinner, with Alexey Asantcheeff (pianist), Jan Mech (musicien, singer) and Sybille Cornet (artist). Performance by Dieudonné Niangouna (author, theatre director)

Full program

  • 11h. Brunch
  • 11h-14h30. Les écoles d’art produisent-elles des artistes ? Workshops with students from art schools of Geneva (Head) and Lyon (Ensba Lyon)
  • 12h30. Les écoles d’art produisent-elles des artistes ? Part. 1, case study by Emilie Parendeau and Benjamin Seror (artists)
  • 13h30. The artists we would have been, had we never left the kibbutz, discussion between Adva Zakai and Yael Davids (artists)
  • 14h45. Les écoles d’art produisent-elles des artistes ? Part. 2, performances and meetings poprosed by students from art schools of Geneva (Head) and Lyon (Ensba Lyon)
  • 16h. Mrs. Šedá, do you think you’re normal ?, Presentation by Katerina Šedá (artist) of her work

Full program

10h30 – 18h

93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom in 93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom out

41, rue Lécuyer

93300 Aubervilliers

T. 01 53 56 15 90 — F. 01 53 56 15 99


Aubervilliers – Pantin Quatre Chemins

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 1 pm to 6 pm

Admission fee

Free entrance

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The artists

  • Benjamin Seror
  • Emilie Parendeau
  • Åbäke
  • Mathilde Chenin
  • Kateřina Šedá
  • Romana Schmalisch
  • Sybille Cornet
  • Vassilis Salpistis
  • Guillaume Désanges
  • Adva Zakai
And 12 others…