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FICTILIS: Museum of Capitalism

From In Search of a Recuperative Aesthetics

A trailer for the Museum of Capitalism, an itinerant institution described by curators FICTILIS (Andrea Steves and Timothy Furstnau) as “dedicated to educating this generation and future generations about the history, philosophy, and legacy of capitalism, through exhibitions, research, publication, collecting and preserving material evidence, art, and artifacts of capitalism, and a variety of public programming.” The museum first premiered in Oakland, California in 2017, traveled to Tufts University in Boston in 2018, and has been the subject of readings, discussions, and a publication. The project has served as an impetus for uncovering the not-so-neutral legacies and values upon which capitalism stands (for instance, contributor Lester K. Spence argues that there can be no anti-racist capitalism) as a way to build literacy and counter claims of inevitability.

December 13, 2018

Quartz

Curated by

Kayla Anderson