Andrea Steves
artist / curator / producer / organizer

About

Collaborations
  1. Museum of Capitalism
  2. Essential Services
  3. Artist Project Group
  4. deurendis
  5. FICTILIS
  6. with Ryts Monet

Publications / Writing / Talks
  1. Tracing The Line: The Promissory Politic of Climate Change (eflux)
  2. Museum of Capitalism Second Edition Publication (Inventory Press)
  3. Works Fall: On Ryts Monet and Ruins (EN / IT)
  4. Alienation in the Museum of Capitalism (FWD Museums Journal, but I will read it to you.)
  5. Art After the Future (with James McAnally)
  6. Looking for Justice Downwind of Trinity (podcast with Gem Romuld)
  7. What Is The Speculative? Sublevel Magazine
  8. Curating "Outside" of the Institution (Exhibitions on the Cusp)

Selected Press / Interviews
  1. A View From the Edge of the Earth (interview for The Chart)
  2. “In Pursuit of A Dream Museum” -- Museum of Capitalism and Paul Farber for Monument Lab
  3. Building A Museum of Capitalism (NYT)
  4. What Would A Museum of Capitalism Look Like? (New Yorker)
  5. 100 Works of Art that Defined the Decade (Artnet)
  6. This New Museum Imagines a World Where Capitalism Is Dead (Sarah Burke for Artsy)
  7. “In Pursuit of A Dream Museum” -- Museum of Capitalism and Paul Farber for Monument Lab
  8. A Time-Twisting Visit to the Museum of Capitalism

Older Collaborations
  1. RADIO GRAVEYARD ORBIT (w/Laressa Dickey)
  2. with Steffi Sembner
  3. Half-Life Collective
  4. Center for Hydrosocial Studies
  5. Double Vision in Maine / California














 
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Museum of Capitalism





Museum of Capitalism is a project conceived by FICTILIS taking the form of a public museum that treats capitalism as a historical phenomenon. This speculative institution views the present and recent past from the implied perspective of a society in which the current economic and political system is memorialized in a manner similar to (the Museums of) Communism, Apartheid, etc. Using this conceit, and a variety of formats—primarily exhibition, installation, performance, and publication—the museum provides a dynamic context for a growing body of work exploring the intersections of economic issues with those of race, gender, and environment, while engaging directly with the contemporary crisis in political imagination that makes it “easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.”

Suggesting that capitalism’s compounding crises have demonstrated the inevitability of its eventual end and its worthiness for the kind of reflection and remembrance that a museum would evoke, the project invites audiences to inhabit an indeterminate, imaginary future in order to better recognize the historical specificity, idiosyncrasy, and contingency of the present. The museum performs the role of a public institution, in an attempt to reach broad audiences and become a platform for critical dialogue and civic engagement around some of the most pressing questions of our time.

The Museum has hosted exhibitions in Oakland, CA (2017), Boston, MA (2018), New York (2019)

museumofcapitalism.org // with Timothy Furstnau and many others // photos of the Oakland exhibiton by Cinque Mubarak






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