Something More than Nothing brings together a diverse group of artists whose work all deals in some way with notions of hidden or invisible labour: work that is not seen, valued, or adequately paid.
From domestic or care work, to digital and tech labour that is increasingly performed in the home as piece work, to the hidden labour that is inherent in the art world itself, all the works in this exhibition draw attention to labour that, though often ignored, is nevertheless fundamental to the workings of the world. The contemporary artwork in this exhibition is complemented by displays of historical objects from The Reach’s collections, helping to contextualize how our ideas about work and labour have evolved over the years.
Image credit: Andrew Norman Wilson, Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail – 230 (detail), from the series ScanOps, 2012-ongoing, digital image on adhesive vinyl, 24 x 36 in. Image courtesy of the Artist.