[spectre] Fwd: Economic Space Conference, 20/1 at Moderna Museet

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Mon Jan 1 19:57:06 CET 2018

Betreff: 	Economic Space Conference, 20/1 at Moderna Museet
Datum: 	Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:32:37 +0000
Von: 	SSE Art Initiative <artinitiative at hhs.se>

Economic Space Conference, 20/1 at Moderna Museet


*Date: Saturday 20 January 2018
Time:  at 13–17.30
Place: the Auditorium, floor 2
Language: English
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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