#1 Shareholders meeting

Steyn Bergs, Charlotte Præstegaard Schwartz, Iben Elmstrom, Anne Julie Arnfred, Søren Thilo Funder, Mai Hanquist Takawira, Christopher Sand Iversen

March 11, 2017

In collaboration with our ‘consultant’ Steyn Bergs, Market for Immaterial Value hosted its first shareholders meeting at Sixty Eight Art Institute in Copenhagen, in connection to the exhibition Exchanging Money for Working Space or Money Equals Working Space, where it manifested among the exhibited works.

The following set of questions were freely explored:

  1. Should Market for Immaterial Value grow? And if so, how? How can we give shareholders more agency in this growing process?
  2. Should Market for Immaterial Value become speculative? This poses serious challenges and problems, but on the other hand value is always speculative in nature, at the very least until the moment of sale. For instance: should we remunerate people that invest labor in the project with a share?
  3. How would a speculative turn affect the grassroots, community-based character of the project? How does speculation affect trust?



Steyn Bergs

Steyn Bergs is an art critic and a researcher currently working as the co-editor-in-chief of Kunstlicht, Journal for Visual Art, Visual Culture, and Architecture. He is conducting his PhD research on commodification, value and reproduction in digital artworks at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He previously worked as media and research coordinator for Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, and has written for Metropolis M, Stedelijk Museum’s Global Collaborations platform, and Open!, among others

Iben Elmstrom

Iben Elmstrom is director and curator at Sixty Eight Art Institute, a non-profit art institute which focuses on giving young artistic and curatorial talents the opportunity to imagine and present new exhibition-making possibilities, and asks how these can intersect with other institutions and organisations. She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Sir Cass and an MFA in Curating from Goldsmith’s University.

Christopher Sand-Iversen

Christopher Sand-Iversen is curator and writer at Sixty Eight Art Institute.  He has studied a BA in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MA in Visual Culture at the University of Copenhagen.

Søren Thilo Funder

Søren Thilo Funder is a danish artist who works mainly with film. His  works are carefully crafted cinematic mash-ups of diverse cultural fields and social histories. Serving as formal investigations of the power relations of modern day society and the truisms of written and unwritten history, they integrate aspects of critical theory, literature, cinema, popular culture and counter-cultural disciplines. See more: www.sorenthilofunder.com

Charlotte Præstegaard Schwartz

Charlotte Præstegaard Schwartz is an art historian and curator currently doing a post-doc at the University os Southern Denmark. Together with Iben Elmstrom, she cared the exhibition Exchanging Money for Working Space or Money Equals Working Space at Sixty Eight Art Institute.