(Im)material Labour explored our shifting position in today's society. From the systemisation of post-fordist labour through to the de-materialisation of the service sector, our patterns of working behaviour are constantly being reconfigured.


The exhibition drew together the work of a number of artists who interrogate this phenomenon in light of the current economic climate. Seeking to decode and humanise the financial crisis through analytical ideas and research, the works on display often result in therapeutic and humorous outcomes.


(Im)material Labour was curated with Matylda Taszycka and Jonathan Weston and took place at Art Exchange, University of Essex, and offsite in a disused office in Colchester.

Art Exchange,  24 June – 1 July 2013

The exhibition includes works by Arnaud Desjardin, Zachary Formwalt, SUPERFLEX, Ignacio Uriarte and Paul Westcombe.

Offsite Space, 24 June – 20 July 2013

The exhibition includes works by Nick Bailey, Martin John Callanan, Patrick Coyle, Arnaud Desjardin, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Paul Westcombe, Hyun Woo Lee and a new commission by Galeria Niewielka.

(Im)material Labour was funded by Arts Council England and University of Essex.