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Post-Capital: Art and the Economics of the Digital Age

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean

Cao Fei, Asia One, 2018. Commissioned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. Courtesy the artist, Vitamin Creative Space, and Sprüth Magers.

Post-Capital: Art and the Economics of the Digital Age
October 2, 2021–January 16, 2022

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg
Hours: Wednesday 10am–9pm,
Thursday–Monday 10am–6pm

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 rank 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 where value is determined by scarcity. The artworks in Post-Capital variously explore the paradoxes, absurdities and ethical questions posed by post-industrial and perhaps post-capital economies.

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: A Reader
A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue including a curator’s essay and texts by James Bridle, Heike Geissler, Richard Seymour, Hito Steyerl, McKenzie Wark, and Shoshana Zuboff is available online at mudamstore.com.

Public programme
The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of performance, lectures, screenings and workshops including contributions from Cédric Durand, Lara Favaretto, Helen Hester, Nick Srnicek, Martine Syms, Nora Turato and Jackie Wang. To view the full programme visit mudam.com

Curator Michelle Cotton, assisted by Clémentine Proby, Nelly Taravel and Joel Valabrega.Partners
A version of the exhibition will be presented at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, in 2022.

The exhibition is supported by The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA), The Italian Embassy in Luxembourg and its partners (as part of the Italian Contemporary Art Day), and the Mondriaan Fund.

Also on view
Mudam Performance Season: The Illusion of the End October 2–17, 2021
Leonor Antunes. joints, voids and gaps through November 14, 2021
25 years of the Mudam Collection | Mudam Collection through April 18, 2022

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean opened in 2006 in a purpose-built building designed by the renowned Sino-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei and is located in the Park Draï Eechelen, overlooking the historic city of Luxembourg. Through its collection, exhibitions, artistic and educational programmes and partnerships, Mudam Luxembourg aims to advance its mission to present the most relevant contemporary art of our time to the largest possible public.