Art and the Economics of the Digital Age
Post-Capital brings together works of sculpture, painting, photography, video and performance that address the nature of production, consumption and wealth. Developed within a period of significant change and uncertainty, the exhibition takes as its starting point the inherent paradox within a capitalist system that is both dependent upon and threatened by technological progress.
Today, forms of labour, currency, commodities and the nature of consumption have been dramatically transformed by technologies that continue to evolve. Multinational information technology and e-commerce firms are amongst the highest valued publicly traded companies. Information that is both abundant and infinitely replicable has become a valuable commodity that defies traditional economic principles, whereby value is determined by scarcity. Post-capital presents works by twenty-one artists that variously explore the aesthetics, paradoxes, absurdities and ethical questions posed by post-industrial and perhaps post-capital economies.
Participating artists: Ei Arakawa, Mohamed Bourouissa, Cao Fei, Simon Denny, Lara Favaretto, GCC, Guan Xiao, Shadi Habib Allah, Roger Hiorns, Oliver Laric, Liz Magic Laser, Katja Novitskova, Laura Owens, Yuri Pattison, Sondra Perry, Josephine Pryde, Nick Relph, Cameron Rowland, Hito Steyerl, Martine Syms, Nora Turato.
Post-Capital: Art and the Economics of the Digital Age is curated by Michelle Cotton and produced by Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean in close collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg. The exhibition is supported by the Augustinus Foundation, the Obel Family Foundation and the Danish Arts Foundation.
A fully illustrated catalogue including a curator’s essay and texts on the artists and their works is available from Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s bookstore. Post-Capital: A Reader also features recent writings by leading international thinkers in economics, art, and culture, including excerpts of books by James Bridle, Heike Geissler, Richard Seymour, Hito Steyerl, McKenzie Wark, and Shoshana Zuboff.