It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966

Press release

29.02.2024

Image Credits

Duration

02.03.2024 - 12.01.2025

Opening

01.03.2024 7pm

Press event

29.02.2024 11am - 12pm

Place of the press event

History Museum

Curators

Eva Tropper, Astrid Aschacher

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Changing labour, care emergency, gender pay gap and part-time trap. Slogans such as these show just how urgently topical questions of organisation, distribution and compensation of work have become. The issue of who assumes which kind of work and how these activities are rewarded is linked not least of all to gender relations. Care work is seen as primarily a female resource which can be made use of socially. What is the history of these subjects? And what comprises ‘work’ actually?

 

The starting point to the exhibition is the Fotoarchiv Blaschka (60,000 small-format negatives), allowing us to reflect on the relationship between paid, precarious and unpaid work in the lives of women between 1950 and 1970, and to trace social perceptions of women’s work. The exhibition aims to stir up discussion around the ‘value’ of different forms of work that are socially necessary. In this way, a stage is offered to the women of Styria, whose story has rarely been told.

 

A cooperation with the Kunsthaus Graz

The exhibition "Alles Arbeit" is a cooperation with "24/7" at Kunsthaus Graz.

Exhibition views

Samuel Hofstadler (scientific assistant), Eva Tropper (curator) and Astrid Aschacher (curatorial assistant) with Rober Rüf (exhibition design), from left

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Samuel Hofstadler (scientific assistant), Eva Tropper (curator), Marko Mele (Director of Science of Universalmuseum Joanneum) and Astrid Aschacher (curatorial assistant), from left

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Samuel Hofstadler (research assistant), Eva Tropper (curator) and Astrid Aschacher (curatorial assistant), from left

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Eva Tropper, the curator of the exhibition

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Ausstellungsansicht „Alles Arbeit. Frauen zwischen Erwerbs- und Sorgetätigkeit, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Ausstellungsansicht „Alles Arbeit. Frauen zwischen Erwerbs- und Sorgetätigkeit, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Exhibition view „It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

[Translate to English:] Erika Blaschkas camera at the exhibition „It's All Work. Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966“

Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Images

Paid or unpaid domestic work? Woman cleaning the floor

Blaschka photo archive, 1965, Multimedia Collections/UMJ

View of a worker at the Puch works, Steyer Daimler Puch, Thondorf

Blaschka photo archive, 1962, Multimedia Collections/UMJ

Care work

Blaschka photo archive, 1962, Multimedia Collections/UMJ

Sorting orders, Modenmüller mail order company, Graz Eggenberg

Blaschka photo archive, around 1959, Multimedia Collections/UMJ

Mobile care by a Caritas nurse, without location

Blaschka photo archive, 1953, Multimedia Collections/UMJ

Women in medical care: Dr. Helga Stulnig-Kanzian, Wundschuh

Blaschka photo archive, 1956, Multimedia Collections/UMJ

Accidental picture of press photographer Erika Blaschka at work, excerpt

Multimedia collections/UMJ

Random picture of press photographer Erika Blaschka at work. Picture from the series "Award Dr. König with Governor Krainer, 24.1.1965" (original title)

Multimedia collections/UMJ