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Von: SSE Art Initiative <artinitiative at hhs.se>
Economic Space Conference, 20/1 at Moderna Museet
SSE ART INITIATIVE AND MODERNA MUSEET
*ECONOMIC SPACE CONFERENCE*
*Date: Saturday 20 January 2018
Time: at 13–17.30
Place: the Auditorium, floor 2
Price**: admission free*
Moderna Museet and SSE Art Initiative invite you to discussions with
artists and economists on cryptocurrencies and the future of the
economy, with a specific focus on the artistic practice of Economic
Space Agency. This conference is part of the exhibition Manipulate the
World – Connecting Öyvind Fahlström
and takes place during the final weekend of the exhibition.
Öyvind Fahlström’s work “World Bank”, featured in the exhibition
Manipulate the World, is closely linked to the theme of the conference.
A gold depot is at the center of this staged installation, which is a
geopolitical analysis of the world economy from 1971.“World Bank” is
contemporary with the abandonment of the gold standard and the emergence
of the current financialized economy which has come to define today’s
debt relations, increasing the concentration of capital and uneven
distribution of risk.
Economic Space Agency is a startup company in San Francisco aimed at
democratizing the financial sector. Their innovations in cryptocurrency
– i.e. digital, non-governmental currencies such as bitcoin – have been
described as “an alternative way of occupying Wall Street”. Their
network extends from post-Marxist philosophers and human rights
activists to internet innovators and financial anarchists.
Conference participants include:
*Akseli Virtanen* and his team (Economic Space Agency), Tiziana
Terranova (the University of Naples), Brian Kuan Wood (e-flux journal),
and some ten economic researchers (the Stockholm School of Economics).
*Tiziana Terranova* is an Italian theorist and activist, whose work
focuses on social change in network culture. Since the monograph Network
Culture: Politics for the Information Age (2004), she has published her
research in numerous articles and essays. Tiziana Terranova is a
frequent keynote speaker at conferences on economic and technological
*Brian Kuan Wood* is a writer based in New York and founder of the
digital e-flux journal. In addition to writing profusely about and with
various artists, he has been the editor of publications such as “The
Internet Does Not Exist” (2015) and “Are You Working Too Much?
Post-Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art” (2011).
The *researchers from the Stockholm School of Economics* focus on
changes in the interaction between society and economy in areas
including gender, funding, production work, social entrepreneurship,
sustainability, consumption, distribution of wealth, profitability, and
The conference is produced by SSE Art Initiative and Moderna Museet.
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