MoMA at the Bank Presents is set in a time of worldwide overproduction of art. An esoteric wasteland where emotion, devotion and awe are subordinate to undead -isms of the past. Where art is made to be exhibited, as cog in a machine that spits out the perfect resume. This wasteland is ruled by powerful necromancers. Some see them as valuable guardians of a history, while others live in fear of their dark wizardry. They are known to use artworks for unholy altars, and as ingredients to raise the dead. These artworks are soulless corpses, empty hulls, traded from one necromancer to the next. Each of them wants to decorate their altar with the most shiny, sought-after artefacts. Artefacts that don’t embody a gesture to the public eye, emotion or mind, but an exchange in prestige.
Continuing the timeline of MoMA at the Bank Presents, Exhibition Continues explores the vast dystopian present. Once a year the dark overlords and their necromancers organize an exposition to display and peddle their most prized artefacts. Side by side thousands of ungodly altars are constructed to attract travelers from all over the wasteland. These travelers gather to celebrate the magical objects the necromancers have collected. The wealthiest and most gullible of them exchange their possessions for the shiny artefacts. Artefacts no honest being can truly distinguish from one another. Smugglers exploit this, and infiltrate these spectacles to replace the desired objects with their counterfeit goods.