It's All Work

Women between Paid Employment and Care Work, Fotoarchiv Blaschka 1950-1966

02.03.2024 - 12.01.2025

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Duration

02.03.2024 - 12.01.2025

Opening

01.03.2024 19:00

Location

History Museum

Curators

Eva Tropper, Astrid Aschacher

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About the
Exhibition

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Care work

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Sorting orders, Modenmüller mail order company, Graz Eggenberg

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Mobile care by a Caritas nurse, without location

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

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

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Accidental picture of press photographer Erika Blaschka at work, excerpt

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