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What do I do for money? What does my work do to me at the same time? The curatorial concept developed by Christian Jankowski for Manifesta 11 is focused the fields of work in Zurich and their relation to art.

Under the title 'What People Do for Money: Some Joint Ventures' international artists are working together with locals from different professional backgrounds. Around 30 new productions follow the format of the Joint Venture. Each of these artistic projects will be exhibited in three different ways: at a satellite venue, in a classical art institution and in the form of a film screened at the Pavillon of Reflections.

For exampe, the Catalan artist Carles Congost is working with the Zurich Fire Brigade to produce a film, Simply the Best, which will address the differences between a vocation and wage labour. Maurizio Cattelan is working together with a Paralympic athlete. Teresa Margolles with a transsexual sex worker, Marguerite Humeau with an engineer for robotic and Shelly Nadashi with a literature teacher. Another of the participating artists, French authos Michel Houellebecq, has teamed up with a doctor to present Manifesta visitors a meticulous evaluation of his health. 

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Installation view, Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland, 2016 

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Installation view, Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland, 2016 

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Installation view, Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland, 2016 

LEIGH LEDARE
Installation view, Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland, 2016 

LEIGH LEDARE
Installation view, Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland, 2016