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Marysia Lewandowska, Renée Padt

Museum Futures: Distributed, DVD, 2008

Neil Cummings’ and Marysia Lewandowska’s film Museum Futures: Distributed is a machinima record of the centenary interview with Moderna Museet’s executive director Ayan Lindquist set in June of 2058. It explores a possible genealogy for contemporary art practice and its institutions, by re-imagining the role of artists, museums, galleries, markets, and academies in the world dominated by a shrinking public sphere. The film was commissioned by Moderna Museet, Stockholm for their Jubilee in 2008.

Marysia Lewandowska
is a Polish born artist based in London who, through her collaborative projects, has explored the public function of archives, collections and exhibitions in an age characterized by relentless privatization. She has been collaborating with Neil Cummings from 1995-2008. Projects include Give & Take (2001), Enthusiasm (2005-2006), Screen Tests at British Art Show 6, Social Cinema at the 2006 London Architecture Biennale and Post-production at Manifesta7. Tender Museum was recently completed for Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz. Her upcoming projects engage with legitimacy of conversation as a site of the unacknowledged knowledge, including Women’s Audio Archive hosted by CCS Bard. Marysia Lewandowska is a Professor of Fine Art at Konstfack in Stockholm where she established Timeline: Artists’ Film and Video Archive.