Babić, Milijana: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work [intervention in printed media]

Babić, Milijana: Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work [intervention in printed media]

Milijana Babić, Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work, intervention in printed media, 2011 – 2012
Title Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work [intervention in printed media]
Type Contemporary art practice, Project, Public art, Newspaper, Public intervention, Ongoing project
Date 2011 – 2012
City of production Rijeka, Croatia
Co-production Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka
Subtitles Croatian
URL http://www.cityofwomen.org/en/content/2013/project/looking-work
Registration number CoW-2011-PUB-804
Number of works in a group 3

Synopsis

The ad Visual artist urgently looking for any kind of work was published continuously for a year and a half in local advertising publications. During the project, the artist worked as a cleaner, a waitress, a vendor, a distributor... In all cases, apart from the work found “through a connection”, she was underpaid and treated as a person of lower rank. Apart from dealing with the research into the labour market in a time of the highest unemployment rate in Croatia, the project Looking For Work questions the status of contemporary artists in Croatian society and insufficiency of the artistic profession to support oneself financially.

Artist, artistic group

Group of artworks

Subworks

Babić Milijana, Looking for Work [exhibition opening], Ljubljana, 2 October 2013, 07' 26"
Babić Milijana, Looking for Work [installment], Ljubljana, 2 October 2013, 04' 55"
Babić Milijana, Looking for Work [artist statement], Ljubljana, 2 October 2013, 02' 14"
Babić Milijana, Cleaning, Rijeka, 2011, 12' 31"
Babić Milijana, Exhibition Guarding, Rijeka, 2011, 11' 45"
Babić Milijana, Irons Promotion, Rijeka, 2011, 04' 58"
Babić Milijana, Rose Selling, Rijeka, 2011, 04' 30"
Babić Milijana, Waitressing, Rijeka, 2011, 05' 20"
Babić Milijana, Working at a Shop, Rijeka, 2011, 04' 01"

Co-production

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka