Neil Cummings presented the film Museum Futures: Distributed (32min), made in collaboration with Marysia Lewandowska and commissioned by the Moderna Museet for Stockholm’s Jubilee year in 2008.
Museum Futures: Distributed is a machinima record of the centenary interview with Moderna Museet’s executive Ayan Lindquist in June 2058. It explores a possible genealogy for contemporary art practice and its institutions, by reimagining the role of artists, museums, galleries, markets, manufactories and academies.
The film screening was followed by a discussion on issues related to the films exploration of how we might imagine the future of art practice, arts institutions and the museum.
Afterall and The Showroom are collaborating on an ongoing series of seminars and events that take place at The Showroom alongside the publication of each issue of Afterall journal. These aim to create a forum to collaboratively flesh out parts of the editorial content of the journal with a small group of participants, and to broaden its remit by bringing it into contact with other ideas, practices and debates, which may build towards future issues of Afterall.