Maria Eichhorn Gives Chisenhale Galleries a Vacation for Current Exhibition

April 26th, 2016

The shuttered Chisenhale Gallery, via Art NewspaperArtist Maria Eichhorn’s current exhibition at the Chisenhale Gallery has given the institution’s employees five weeks of paid vacation, a piece which comments as much on labor rights and working conditions as it does on concepts of freedom and performance.  “My work for Chisenhale Gallery consists in giving time to the staff, the only specification is that there is no specification. Once the staff accept the time, once work is suspended, the artistic work can emerge,” the artist says.   “The employees are not assigned any tasks by me. They should do nothing other than not work for Chisenhale Gallery.”  Read more at Art Newspaper