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Following on WORK, BODY, LEISURE Het Nieuwe Instituut is partnering with the Serpentine Galleries for the Work Marathon on September 22. The 2018 Work Marathon invites artists, sociologists, anthropologists, writers, musicians, architects, scientists and philosophers to address the complex and timely questions of work, labour, automation and leisure.
10:00 – 22:00

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore,
SW7 2AR London,
United Kingdom



During the marathon, Beatriz Colomina will conduct a series of Bed-In interviews, with amongst others Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Mark Cousins, Alison Crawshaw, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Matthew Fuller, Sam Jacob, Amal Khalaf, Farshid Moussavi, Oscar Murillo, Marina Otero Verzier, Nina Power, Pedro Reyes, Territorial Agency, Troika, Katharine Vega, Eyal Weizman and Ines Weizman. The Work Marathon will be live-streamed at

Podcast: On Work

In advance of the Work Marathon, Serpentine Galleries and Het Nieuwe Instituut collaboratively produced a podcast about labour in an interspecies and posthuman landscape. Participants include curator and researcher Amal Alhaag, posthuman ethics scholar Patricia MacCormack, artist and researcher Susan Schuppli and sound works by artist Noam Toran. The conversation was chaired by Marina Otero Verzier, Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

The episode has been released on Serpentine Radio, as part of the Serpentine Podcast: On Work series, presented by Victoria Sin and Lucia Pietroiusti. Further episodes will be released in the weeks following the Work Marathon.

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Marina Otero Verzier
Katía Truijen
Amal Alhaag, Beatriz Colomina, Marten Kuijpers, Victor Muñoz Sanz, Simone C. Niquille, Mark Wigley
Jane Chew and Matthew Stewart, Northscapes Collective (Hamed Khosravi, Taneha K. Bacchin and Filippo laFleur), Noam Toran, Giuditta Vendrame, Paolo Pattelli, Liam Young.
Raphael Coutin, Marina Otero Verzier
Hans Gremmen
Christiane Bosman, Eveline Mulckhuyse
Simone C. Niquille
Nick Axel
Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science Creative Industries Fund NL Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Rome, Italy

With the title WORK, BODY, LEISURE the 2018 Dutch Pavilion addresses the spatial configurations, living conditions, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labor ethos and conditions.