Andrea Steves
artist / curator / producer / organizer

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

News + Publications
  1. Art After the Future (with James McAnally)
  2. Museum of Capitalism Second Edition Publication (Inventory Press)
  3. Looking for Justice Downwind of Trinity (with Gem Romuld)
  4. “In Pursuit of A Dream Museum” -- Museum of Capitalism and Paul Farber for Monument Lab
  5. What Is The Speculative? Sublevel Magazine
  6. Curating "Outside" of the Institution (Exhibitions on the Cusp)

About

Recent
-In residence at The Luminary, St. Louis

-Museum of Capitalism: Archive of the Present in Vienna
-In Residence @ Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Maine
-Bergen Assembly, sound design/composition in support of Dickey / Gharavi
-Museum of Capitalism at The New School
-The End of Everything, panel discussion at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn
-Technology After Capitalism at SFMOMA with Finn Brunton, Kim Stanley Robinson, Caitlin Zaloom, and Xiaowei Wang
-Tutor, The Whole Life: Archives and Reality, Dresden
-In residence at Skálar, Experimental Sound Art Residency,
Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, with Sam Hertz
-Museum Interventions @ 516Arts, Albuquerque

Now
Museum of Captialism is on hiatus in 2020. I am developing an ongoing project on utopia (with Rose Linke), and continuing research on nuclear fallout and downwinder communities, including a future publication (with Sara Dean & Rose Linke). I am also developing You Promised, a project /platform for institutional and corporate accountability with Related Tactics.









 
Mark

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






Mark