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Please join us this Saturday 23 April, 11am - 5pm for a symposium marking the opening of Maria Eichhorn’s exhibition 5 weeks, 25 days, 175 hours. Eichhorn’s new commission for Chisenhale Gallery is a two-part work examining contemporary labour conditions. The exhibition opens with a one-day symposium exploring ideas raised by the project.
 At Eichhorn’s request the gallery’s staff will then withdraw their labour for the remaining five weeks of the exhibition. None of Chisenhale’s employees will work during this period and the gallery and office will be closed, implementing free time in the place of work. For more information about the exhibition please click here.
The symposium features lectures by Isabell Lorey and Stewart Martin and will be chaired by Andrea Phillips. The afternoon will be devoted to a discussion with the audience, in which Maria Eichhorn will also participate. Audio recordings will be available online after the event. For more information and to book tickets, please click here
Coinciding with the symposium, a new publication including commissioned texts by Isabell Lorey and Stewart Martin; a transcript of a discussion with Maria Eichhorn and Chisenhale Gallery staff; and an interview with the artist will be available from Thursday 21 April to download for free from Chisenhale Gallery’s website and the How to work together Think Tank’.

Eichhorn’s commission is part of the third and final year of How to work together, a shared programme of contemporary art research and commissioning by Chisenhale Gallery, The Showroom and Studio Voltaire. The concurrent exhibitions are Sharon Hayes at Studio Voltaire (14 April – 12 June) and Koki Tanaka at The Showroom (28 April – 18 June). For more information about How to work together, please click here.

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