Part 4 | Paola Jalili | Women at Hotel Lobbies
Women at Hotel Lobbies is a lecture-performance that explores how gender organizes and visually defines workplaces, professions, and industries. Part of Office Aesthetics, a larger artistic research project Paola Jalili initiated in 2018, and a continuation to the visual archive titled “Women at Reception Desks,” this performatic lecture explores archival materials, anecdotes, photographs, and other ethnographic findings to analyze how office reception areas and hotel lobbies are an entryway to understanding the feminization of contemporary labor.
Paola Jalili is an independent publisher, artist, and cultural worker from Mexico City currently living in Helsinki. She works with a variety of visual media to reflect on the intersections between labor, gender, and the contemporary workplace. In 2017, she co-founded the independent publishing project quince ediciones together with Daniel Bolívar.
In her artistic and self-publishing practice, Paola experiments with do-it-yourself production methods, and aims to reach criticality through small, quiet, and humorous minutiae.
This project has been supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Frame Contemporary Art Finland.