What are the guiding principles of your working life – business or pleasure? Are the dreams and ambitions you strive toward only as satisfying as they are entrepreneurial? In this world, even the most rebellious and anti-materialist of us can begin to feel down about ourselves when viewing our bank balance. In order to question contemporary notions of success, money and happiness, this episode features the socially engaged photographer Eva Sajovic, the art historian and former high-class call girl Marie-Anne Mancio and internationally renowned artist Gavin Turk. To this distinguished and experienced panel we ask: If the market determines what is most valuable in our lives, what happens when the market is wrong? This episode of The O Show may not solve all your economic worries, or fill the void in your wallet, but it sure will help mend the dent that money has made to your pride.
Marie-Anne Mancio trained as an artist before gaining a PhD in live art, hostessing in London’s Crazy Horse club, and writing historical novel Whorticulture. She’s now a freelance art history ?lecturer and director of Hotel Alphabet, running art history study trips abroad.
Eva Sajovic is an artist photographer whose work focuses on socially engaged, participatory practice relating to the drivers of global displacement such as regeneration, poverty, trafficking and climate change. Her work has been commissioned by Tate, Whitechapel Gallery and The National Archives, among others.
Gavin Turk is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work deals with issues of authorship, authenticity and identity. He has pioneered many forms of contemporary British sculpture now taken for granted, including the painted bronze, the waxwork, the recycled art-historical icon and the use of rubbish in art.