Museum of capitalism
CAIRO - 21 June 2017: A new Museum of Capitalism has been built in Oakland, California and was inaugurated on June 17, 2017. The museum is dedicated to teaching visitors the history, philosophy and ideology of capitalism through exhibitions, publications, research and a display of artifacts, according to a released statement by the museum’s official website.
A network of researchers, curators, artists, designers, economists, scientists, historians, writers and specialists in capitalism have all collaborated to launch activities at the museum.
The educational programs are designed to enhance the understanding of issues and topics relevant to capitalism through events, commemorations and reenactments.
The museum uses provocative photographs, graphic images, human stories and illustrations to express issues about contemporary capitalism.
The board of directors of the museum is enthusiastic to promote the understanding and effects of capitalism. The museum will also shed light on the victims of capitalism worldwide and communities that managed to resist capitalism by developing alternative ideologies to boost future generations.
The museum is hosting several seminars in the upcoming period such as Protest Work Ethics: Institutions after Capitalism on June 21. These seminars will be conducted by the editor of Temporary Art Review, James McAnally. Participants will learn about the forms, failures and the future of institutional practices.
In addition, the museum will host ‘How to do Nothing’ by Jenny Odell on June 23. Her seminar will revolve around the right to say nothing based on evidence from contemporary projects and history. Odell is an Oakland-based artist known for bridging research and aesthetics. She also teaches digital art and design at Stanford University.