Public Artworks

HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander
Every Day Had a Day in Its Way, 2019
Location L2

Presented by Franz Kaka (booth C13)

Every Day Had a Day in its Way is concerned with military industrialism, laboring bodies, embodied knowledge and the convergence of private and public space. Originally presented as a part of the exhibition PUBLIC VOLUMES at the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga, the project engages with archival imagery from the city of Mississauga’s archives, particularly that which focused on the perspectives of women who joined the workforce for the first time in producing munitions during the second world war. Linking this archival imagery with the banality of present-day cubicle partitions Every Day Had a Day in its Way engenders a consideration of the ways in which post-war utopic design impulses, exemplified in the Robert Probst ‘Action Desk,’ gives way to the degraded working conditions white-collar workers are so familiar with today.