MSU Broad Art Museum
June 10, 2023 - December 17, 2023
Computers, the Internet, and mobile phones have enabled a variety of new labor practices, an unprecedented amount of which are situated within the home: White-collar home offices, self-employed social media influencers, the hidden labor of coders and offshore renderers now coexist with traditional domestic work by nannies, caretakers and homemakers.
Shouldn’t You Be Working? 100 Years of Working from Home considers the domestic sphere as an ever-changing site of labor. The exhibition contrasts images from the MSU Broad Art Museum’s extensive photographic collection on traditional domestic labor with current digital and photographic work.