Prehistory of a Museum of Capitalism

Museum of Capitalism Hill - Vienna

Museum of Capitalism Hill - Vienna

 

Museum of Capitalism is an institution dedicated to educating this generation and future generations about the ideology, history, and legacy of capitalism, through exhibitions, research, publication, collecting and preserving material evidence, art, and artifacts of capitalism, and a variety of public programming.

In this presentation, museum founders and curators will give a brief “prehistory” of the project, weaving historical precedents together with an account of some recent programming and research.


Museum of Capitalism is project of FICTILIS.

FICTILIS is the collaborative practice of Andrea Steves and Timothy Furstnau. We make projects.

Our projects tend to arise out of our relationships — to each other, and to our communities and surroundings — and are intended to both reflect and affect these relationships. We sometimes bring other artists, non-artists, and community groups into our collaborations and create new relationships.

Our work is research-based, rigorously interdisciplinary, conceptually oriented, and seriously playful. In no particular order. Much of our work attempts to expose and/or bridge the gaps between what’s considered the Social and the Environmental (or cultural/natural) and between what’s considered “art” or “activism” and everything else.

Our projects often involve the creation of semi-fictional institutions, motivated by the understanding that all institutions are, at some point, semi-fictional.


This event is part of Exhibiting/IZK Theory Lecture Series.

Museum of Capitalism-Truck Exhibit - Vienna

Museum of Capitalism-Truck Exhibit - Vienna

Museum of Capitalism Everything Must Go sale Vienna

 

Prehistory of a Museum of Capitalism
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