Exhibition curated by Domenico Quaranta
Venue: MGLC – International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
When: November 7, 2019–January 19, 2020
Exhibition opening and guided tour by the curator: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6 PM
Featured artists: Danilo Correale, Elisa Giardina Papa, Sanela Jahić, Silvio Lorusso, Jonas Lund, Michael Mandiberg, Sebastian Schmieg, Guido Segni.
Labour – one of the defining aspects of our capitalistic societies – is also one of the sides of contemporary life that has been more affected by technological innovations and by the advent of post-Fordism. Although increasing automation has actually caused many forms of human labour to disappear, it has not – as many thinkers have predicted – brought an end to labour. Instead, it has led to – together with other innovations, such as the rise of device culture and social networks – its fragmentation into plenty of micro labours and its infiltration into every moment of life. In other words, today, no matter if we are unemployed, self-employed or working at a regular full-time job, as “technology users” we are always working. Hyperemployment is a group show meant to explore these and other dimensions of what labour has become through the works of eight international artists who have focused their research on the topics of automation and gig economy, the end of free time and self-improvement apps, social media fatigue and quantification, among others.
About Hyperemployment in the press:
RTV Slovenija (Osmi dan), 16. 1. 2020
RTV Slovenija (Kultura), 15. 1. 2020
RTV Slovenija (Radio Capodistria), 8. 1. 2020
RTV Slovenija (Kultura), 7. 11. 2019
Valerio Veneruso, “Lavoro e futuro. Hyperemployment a Lubiana”, Artribune, December 2019
RTV Slovenija (Svet kulturne, starts on min 10:18, Domenico’s interview, in Slovene), 13. 11. 2020,
Arshake, “Interview | Domenico Quaranta”, 18. 12. 2019
Radio Študent, 7. 11. 2019 (Domenico’s short interview in English)