A1 Journal article (refereed)
Taidetyön yhteismuotoutuva todellisuus : ehdotus monitieteiseksi lähestymistavaksi (2021)
The intra-­active reality of artistic work : a proposition for a transdisci­plinary approach

Jakonen, M., Jonker-Hoffren, P., Kontturi, K.-K., & Tiainen, M. (2021). Taidetyön yhteismuotoutuva todellisuus : ehdotus monitieteiseksi lähestymistavaksi. Kulttuurintutkimus, 38(2-3), 96-112. https://journal.fi/kulttuurintutkimus/article/view/102980

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Publication details

All authors or editorsJakonen, Mikko; Jonker-Hoffren, Paul; Kontturi, Katve-Kaisa; Tiainen, Milla

Journal or seriesKulttuurintutkimus



Publication year2021


Issue number2-3

Pages range96-112

PublisherKulttuurintutkimuksen seura

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish

Persistent website addresshttps://journal.fi/kulttuurintutkimus/article/view/102980

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78197


This article develops perspectives through which artistic labour could be studied as an essential part of art, as well as processes in which specific artistic practices, the worker’s subjective experience and socioeconomic and political aspects continuously intra­-act. Our exploration is motivated by the assumption that new dialogues between artistic and labour market contexts and related research perspectives can significantly advance understandings of art as work: its current and emerging forms. To achieve this dialogue, we propose a threefold conceptual approach at the intersection of studies of art and (changing) labour markets. The first aspect of the approach suggests a specific definition of art as work, whereas the second one builds on new materialist theories and the third upon the social theory of Christophe Dejours. The threefold approach is discussed throughout in relation to the empirical reality of contemporary, precarious, work in the arts.

Keywordsartistic workartistsartistic identitylabour statusprecaritysocioeconomic factorsart researchwork studycultural policy

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

JUFO rating1

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