and Materials and Money and Crisis was a group exhibition that served as an experimental proposition towards addressing the matter of capital as it exists in the artwork. The exhibition, curated by New York-based curator Richard Birkett in dialogue with artist Sam Lewitt, brought together the work of eleven artists, including new commissions and existing artworks reconstituted for mumok. In this proposition, matter had a double meaning. On the one hand, flows of material and money – and the crisis inducing slowing of those flows – could serve as subject matter for artwork. On the other hand, the proposition implied the deeper possibility of asking after what relationship the physical matter out of which the artwork is constructed has to the dislocation of capital from production, as realized by contemporary finance.
and Materials and Money and Crisis looked toward the work of artists who conceptualize unexpected ways in which this constellation of terms hang together.
The exhibition included the work of Terry Atkinson, Maria Eichhorn, Melanie Gilligan, Gareth James, Pratchaya Phinthong, Sam Lewitt, Henrik Olesen, R. H. Quaytman, Lucy Raven, Cheyney Thompson, and Emily Wardill.
Curated by Richard Birkett