MoMA at the Bank Presents (2018)

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.

exhibition installation with sculpture, painting and video

View of the third room of MoMA at the Bank Presents (2018), with Graceland Video still from Layers in Visibility (2018)

Special thanks to: Villa de Bank, AKI ArtEZ, White Cube Bermondsey, TENT Rotterdam, LAM, Ole Nieling, Bcademie, Garage Rotterdam, MoMA, Adidas