Public Forum: Museum Interventions

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Wednesday, January 16, 5:30pm
at 516 ARTS, FREE

How are activists confronting the system of art museums?

Join the art collective FICTILIS (Andrea Steves and Timothy Furstnau) and members of the collective Occupy Museums (including Noah Fischer), the creators of the Debtfair installation in Currency: What do you value?. The discussion addresses their interventions dealing with economic inequality and challenging the idea of what a museum is. FICTILIS' work strives to bridge the gap between social and environmental activism, questioning the value and function of institutions like museums. The Museum of Capitalism in Oakland, CA is an example of one of their interventions. Occupy Museums is a collaborative that came out of the Occupy Wall Street movement to address issues around the 1% in the art world and beyond. Moderated by Erin Elder, independent curator and owner of Gibbous, supporting committed artists through professional services.