2019 SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
10/31–12/10 Museum of Capitalism exhibition
10/4 Museum of Capitalism Artifact Drive
10/31 Museum of Capitalism film program
11/1 Museum of Capitalism Artifact Drive [appointments required]
11/7 Museum of Capitalism opening reception
11/8 Recontextualized: Artists Beyond the Museum
11/13 Imagined Futures and Capitalist Dynamics (lecture by Jens Beckert)
11/18 New Materialisms: Sayler/Morris & Arts of Political Ecology (with Marisa Moran Jahn)
11/19 Museum of Capitalism Book Launch at Interference Archive
11/21 “Slave Rebellion Reenactment”: a reflection with Dread Scott in conversation
11/22 Game Night: Proto-Monopolies, Anti-Monopolies, and Other Monopolies [registration recommended]
12/ 9 “Walls of Our Own?” Paul Farber in conversation with Julia Sonnevend
12/12 After the Museum After Capitalism: a panel discussion
NYC Exhibition: October 30–December 10, 2019opening reception Thursday November 7th, 6–8pm [Free advance registration encouraged.]Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design CenterParsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
Exhibition is open 12–6pm daily (–8pm Thursdays); closed Thanksgiving weekend (11/28-12/1)
Artifact Drive: Make an appointment here.
All events are free and open to the public. Please note where advance appointments or registration required.
Many of the museum's events are also listed on Facebook.
Mon Nov 18 New Materialisms: Sayler/Morris & Arts of Political Ecology
7:30–8:30 PM, Kellen Auditorium (N101), Sheila Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris (Sayler/Morris) will discuss their work in the Museum of Capitalism exhibition and their recently released book, Water Gold Soil, in conversation with Maris Moran Jahn, whose current work explores complex historical and personal relationships between humans and copper.
Tues Nov 19 Museum of Capitalism Book Launch
7:00–8:30 pm, Interference Archive, 314 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Join us to celebrate the launch of the second expanded edition of Museum of Capitalism, published by Inventory Press, with readings by authors Ben Davis, Rose Linke, Lester K. Spence, and other contributors to the book. This event coincides with the Museum’s first NYC exhibition, from Oct 30 - December 10 at The New School.
Thur Nov 21 “Slave Rebellion Reenactment”: a reflection with Dread Scott
5:00–6:30 PM, Kellen Auditorium (N101), Sheila Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
Artist Dread Scott will share reflections on his recent experience of staging a reenactment of the US’s largest slave revolt, in conversation with special guest Edward Baptiste (author of The Half has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism). Moderated by Julia Ott, Professor of History at The New School. Please RSVP here.
Fri, Nov 22 Proto-Monopolies, Anti-Monopolies, and Other Monopolies*
8:00–10:00 pm, UC Event Cafe (UL103), The New School University Center, 63 5th Ave
A live game-play event featuring several different “Monopolies”—historical precedents and contemporary variations on the famous board game, with a brief presentation by special guests Mary Pilon (author of The Monopolists), and discussion with Colleen Macklin (Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Design, Parsons) and other game designers at Parsons. Please RSVP here. More information: museumofcapitalism.org/monopolies.
Thurs Nov 28 No events, gallery closed for holiday**Galleries/buildings closed Nov 28-Dec 1 for break
Thur Dec 5 Movements Within and Against: a Museum of Capitalism film program
A selection of short films about capitalism and the human body, including dance and other somatic practices. Featuring Burak Delier’s Crisis Control and Songs of the Possessed, short films by Vicky Virgin, and more.
Mon Dec 9 “Walls of Our Own?” Paul Farber in conversation with Julia Sonnevend
5:00–6:30 PM, Arnhold Hall, Hirshon Suite Room I203, 55 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
Paul Farber discusses contemporary controversies over monuments and borders in relation to his new book A Wall of Our Own: An American History of the Berlin Wall (University of North Carolina Press, 2019), in conversation with Julia Sonnevend, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Communication at The New School.
Thurs Dec 12 After the Museum, After Capitalism: a panel discussion
5:00–7:00 PM, Kellen Auditorium (N101), Sheila Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
The Museum of Capitalism closes with a panel discussion -- featuring its own researchers, contributors, advisors, and critics - that will consider the role of history and art in activism and speculate on the future of the museum and the afterlives of capitalism.
Thur Oct 31 Haunting Display: a Museum of Capitalism film program
5:00–7:00 PM, Kellen Auditorium (N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 5th Ave
Escape Halloween and experience capitalism’s haunting infrastructures of display with a double feature of films documenting the visual landscapes of retail and wholesale distribution, including an endless expanse of US strip mall facades (Ben Bigelow’s Ellipsis) and China’s largest wholesale market (Jessica Kingdon’s Commodity City).
Fri, Nov 1 Museum of Capitalism Artifact Drive* CANCELLED, to be rescheduled
3:30–5:00 PM, Room M104 “Bark Room,” Sheila Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street
*Advance appointments required (museumofcapitalism.org)Members of the public are invited to bring in objects, documents, and other artifacts from the era of capitalism to be considered for future exhibitions and related programming. Includes brief consultation with museum researchers and photographic documentation. For more information about the donation process and to schedule an appointment, visit museumofcapitalism.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thur Nov 7 Museum of Capitalism opening reception
6:00–8:00 PM, Kellen Gallery, Sheila Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street
Wed Nov 13 Imagined Futures and Capitalist Dynamics
2:00–3:30 PM, Wolff Conference Room D1103, Albert & Vera List Academic Center, 6 East 16th Street
In a capitalist system, consumers, investors, and corporations orient their activities toward a future that contains opportunities and risks. How do actors assess the future when it is open and uncertain? In this talk based on a recently published book, Professor Jens Beckert (Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, and 2019-20 Theodor Heuss Professor at The New School for Social Research) will demonstrate how fictional expectations drive modern economies—or throw them into crisis—when imagined futures fail to materialize.
The pure present is an ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future. In truth, all sensation is already memory.
– Henri-Louis Bergson