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MAJA BAJEVIC
Arts, Crafts and Facts, 2015
Single channel video, 22:18 min. color, sound
Libretto by Maja Bajevic, Anja Bogojevic and Tijana Vignyevic
Ed. of 5 (+ 2 AP)
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First shown "All the World’s Futures", Arena, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, cur. Okwui Enwezor, 2015

"Arts, Crafts and Facts" responds to the denigration of human labor caused by the financialization of the global economy. To compose the libretto of "Arts, Crafts and Facts", Bajevic investigated the repercussions of world price fluctations of raw materials such as coffee and cacao on all levels of the economy, from shop prices to stock prices, and from the income of home owners to that of store owners. Recited against the background of an early industrial textile factory founded in the socialist context of former Yugoslavia, the libretto charts the effects of neoliberal speculation on the concrete living conditions of the global working class.

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