FACT: Real Work

FACT: Real Work
FACT: Real Work

Venue: FACT
Dates: 12/07/2019 - 06/10/2019
Times: All Day

12 JULY – 6 OCT 2019

FACT’s summer exhibition and season of events explores precarious and unrecognised forms of work

New exhibition REAL WORK opens at FACT on 12 July 2019, including artworks by Liz Magic Laser and Candice Breitz. Continuing FACT’s year-long exploration into issues of identity and representation, the exhibition highlights the often unheard voices of real people working in precarious situations across the globe.

From UK and international freelancers competing for work in the online world, to a community of sex workers in South Africa, the jobs addressed in REAL WORK share a lack of mainstream recognition in society. The exhibition is comprised of a major new commission entitled In Real Life (2019) by Liz Magic Laser, exploring the most current and largely deregulated profession of online gig-working, and Sweat (2018) by Candice Breitz, which seeks to destigmatise sex work, a profession that remains criminalised in most parts of the world.