PIAZZA, Samuele; RICCIARDI, Nicola (eds.)
Vogliamo Tutto. Cultural Practices and Labor
Vogliamo Tutto. Cultural Practices and Labor has its origin in the novel Vogliamo tutto (1971) by Nanni Balestrini, whose protagonist Alfonso Natella became the voice of an entire generation as well as the workers' movements in 1968 Turin. In 2021, thirteen artists were invited to reflect on the change of labor in the contemporary context.
The result is a sum of choral voices and practices, which together outline the peculiar transformative nature of labor and its socio-cultural context over a wide time span: from the impact of the Industrial Revolution to the post-industrial decline and the shifts of the digital era.
The book features two essays by Samuele Piazza and Nicola Ricciardi, curators of the eponymous exhibition at OGR Torino; new writing by the artists Claire Fontaine and Tyler Coburn; and archive texts selected by the artists in the show: Andrea Bowers, Pablo Bronstein, Claire Fontaine, Tyler Coburn, Jeremy Deller, Kevin Jerome Everson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Elisa Giardina Papa, Liz Magic Laser, Adam Linder, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Mike Nelson, and Renate Wiehager for Charlotte Posenenske. [publisher’s note]