neil cummings

Occupy the Future

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Making Use: Life in Postartistic Times
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw,
Emilii Plater 51

February 19 – May 1, 2016
Tuesday – Sunday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Admission free

Making Use: Life in Postartistic Times includes an evolving exhibition, workspace, and a public program. The main themes explored during the project are the interweaving of art and other spheres of life; art is 'migrating' from museums and galleries into urban survival strategies, street protests, subversive advertising, campaigns to abolish bank debt, utopian experiments, critical cartography, agricultural cooperatives, alternative tourism, and the curricula of 'free' universities.

For the duration of the project, the museum will function as an information hub on practices with a high coefficient of art, shifting the center of gravity from the work of art to reports from other fields of life. The exhibition will develop over time, reaching its ultimate form on the closing date, May 1, 2016. The first floor of the Emilia building will be devoted to 'other' exhibitionary functions: a workshop, an open office, an auditorium, a kitchen, and a relaxation zone.



Occupy the Future
; a workshop to produce institutional prototypes and scenarios for the future of the art museum

Thursday, April 28, 12PM – 6PM

Open office of the Emilia Pavilion
, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

During the final week of the Making Use exhibition, artist Neil Cummings will lead an all-day interactive workshop designed to produce models of the art museum 3.0. During the workshop, through the use of simple tools, the participants will inhabit 2061 as a shared and contested place, imagining the possible futures of art, the museum, and the cultures in which they are situated. The group will be required to work out how to get there.

In preparation, it is kindly requested that all potential participants spend a few minutes thinking about:

In 2061, the art museum will be .………..

My interaction with museum 3.0 consists of ………..

Warsaw has ………. in 2061

The number of places for this workshop are limited. In order to reserve a place, please contact


Full details of Making Use: Life in Postartistic Times and list of participants


Above are some of the workshops collective speculation about the museum in 2061,... the museum is a state of mind, it's the size of a city, care instead of ownership, it's small,  ...

The workshop is related to More Things Can Happen, Self Portrait: Arnolfini and Museum Futures




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