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Åpent forum: Alina Lupu and François Girard-Meunier

Welcome to Åpent Forum and One Work Only about art work, work work and the relation between these different ways of working.

Time: Doors open at 19:00 (and soup and cheap beer is served). Talk starts at 20:00.

We don’t know what we’re doing, but we’re doing it anyway
By Alina Lupu and François Girard-Meunier

What constitutes an artist talk? What leads up to its realisation?
Behind every result or public situation is a series of movements and events – a biography, a life, white noise. Situations that require communication, negotiations, compromises, deals or agreements – often this amounts to a lot of time. The common model of a working day, established after a long struggle by the workers movement: 8 hours of work, 8 hours of free time and 8 hours of sleep. In the case of the freelancing artist, the borders between these three segments of the day are blurred.

This edition of Åpent Forum and One Work Only invites you to an artist talk held by Alina Lupu and François Girard-Meunier. About art work, work work and the relation between these different ways of working. Doing double shifts, earning money by working and spending money on working. Living in the precarious field, planning this Open Forum night before waiting tables or riding off into the sunset with a delivery bag on their back.

Alina Lupu is a conceptual artist based in Amsterdam, has a degree from Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Works as an artist and a side-jobber.

François Girard-Meunier is currently finishing a degree in critical studies at the Sandberg Instituut. Works as a graphic designer, artist and waiter.

Supported by KHiO, Vandaler Forening and Khartoum Contemporary Art Centre.


Åpent forum/ Open Forum
is a student initiative at The Academy of Fine Art, conceived in 1999. The Forum invites scholars and practitioners from arts and sciences to share their thoughts. Mondays every second week, at 19.00–22.00.
The program is free and runs in English.