Museum of Neoliberalism
A small, free museum about how an obscure and extreme ideological cult of the 1970s rose to power and now shapes our lives in dramatic and often terrible ways.
I was interviewed by The Quietus about the Museum of Neoliberalism and the Hell Bus (which is on display here at the museum until 4th June)
Me and the Hell Bus on Joe Lycett's Channel 4 documentary about Shell's greenwash advertising.
The Hell Bus is currently free to visit at the Museum of Neoliberalism every weekend until 4th of June. Book a free timeslot at museumofneoliberalism.com
Watch the full documentary here: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/joe-lycett-vs-the-oil-giant/
Massive thanks to Joe and his team for getting me involved in the show.
The Hell Bus will be officially opening at the back of the Museum of Neoliberalism this Friday and then will be open on weekends until June, (after which I will need to find it a new home). You're all welcome to the event on Friday and if you'd like to see the bus/museum on a regular weekend you can book a free timeslot at www.museumofneoliberalism.com
I highly recommend booking in advance when visiting the museum/bus on regular days as I'm not always here and sometimes open late/close early if there's no bookings at that time. Please also remember the Hell Bus will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Address: Museum of Neoliberalism, 16 Eltham Road, London SE12 8TF
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/609738027139408
WAR gallery's new incarnation as the Museum of Neoliberalism sees its first proper event since the start of the pandemic. This Friday is the launch party for the Hell Bus anti-Shell greenwashing exhibition by Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives at the museum, 6pm-11pm. After that the bus will be available to view every weekend until June *weekends only* by making a free booking at www.museumofneoliberalism.com
Any idea when the museum will be re-opening? :)
Genuine bottle of Amazon employee urine and an employee product scanner at the Museum of Neoliberalism. I was promoted to post these after seeing Amazon claiming it was a myth via their relentlessly embarrassing AmazonNews twitter account.
As you can see in the last slide they're claiming this despite the fact there are leaked memos from Amazon managers complaining about bottles of urine and bags of s**t being found in warehouses.
I should point out, in case it's not obvious, that this isnt about workers being gross, its about workers having little choice but to do things like this due to the terrible working conditions and high pressure work targets that are enforced by Amazon.
I co-curated the museum with Gavin Grindon and this display has since been updated with a miniature working conveyor belt generously built for us by the brilliant Tim Hunkin at Novelty Automation. He's also built his own a satirical Amazon machine which is well worth checking out.
The museum is currently closed but will hopefully open later this year when we stop having to worry about this pandemic which you might have heard about
More photos and videos of the museum online at www.museumofneoliberalism.com
I was just going through the crowdfunder we did last year for the Museum of Neoliberalism and realised that this actual Blair family xmas card from 2014 that I ripped-off, printed up and offered as a backer reward, made up over 1/3 of all the donated funds to launch the museum.
There's a sense of satisfaction in knowing that pirating Tony Blair's intellectual copyright allowed the creation of a Museum of Neoliberalism.
The museum itself is staying closed until the coronavirus infection rate comes down further. We don't want to add to the problem. Your grandma is more important than a museum visit.
The museum was co-curated by Gavin Grindon and myself, and was only possible thanks to our crowdfunder backers, The World Transformed, and a legion of incredible volunteers who are all credited at museumofneoliberalism.com - which is also where you'll eventually be able to book tickets again.
Poster photograph by Lorianna Claudia Manzo
Added a banner outside my studio/Museum of Neoliberalism (it's closed and I'm the only one here) - please don't go out this weekend. Stay home and help beat this thing.
Been debating if I should temporarily cover the 'tories out' sign to avoid confusion, as tories need to stay in too.
Really interesting: Should be made mandatory for schools, colleges and universities!
Too bad you didn't have the "Ban the Queen" as a postcard motive...
I didn't want to disturb you, so I didn't ask any questions, but I'd love to have your views on Brexit & Labour... Last month's "Le Monde Diplomatique" had an interesting take on why some Labour counties in the North voted for the Tories: Some working-class voters said they hated the Tories, but they were they only ones that would respect their leave choice... Of course, I've also heard of "Lexit" as an anti neo-liberalism approach, but, as a Canadian living in Germany, Brexit still seems to have somewhat of a xenophobic aftertaste...
If you haven't been to the Museum of Neoliberalism (train station: Lee; add: 6 Eltham Road, SE12) why not pop in today? Otherwise, here's an excellent review of the place by Hettie O'Brien for the New Statesman to whet your appetite.
Published 13 January 2020
Hornby Virgin Train set boxes on display at the Museum of Neoliberalism
I co-curated the museum with Gavin Grindon and it is open every Thurs-Sunday, just book a free ticket at museumofneoliberalism.com
I did an interview with i-D about my work and the Museum of Neoliberalism I co-curated with Gavin Grindon.
Detail of the Amazon fulfilment centre diorama at the Museum of Neoliberalism which is open for the foreseeable future every Thursday through Sunday, book free tickets at museumofneoliberalism.com
Massive thanks to Tim Hunkin of Novelty Automation for generously building us this miniature conveyor belt, its the most reliable piece of technology in the museum.
This weekend I took time off from frantic Museum of Neoliberalism construction to attend the Veterans For Peace UK Annual General Meeting, which was particularly poignant this year as founding member Ben Griffin is retiring from the organisation.
I first met Ben back at the launch of my Join the Army comic in 2013 and I'm proud to say we've been good friends ever since. He was instrumental in getting our Action Man: Battlefield Casualties film collaboration produced, which is my favourite project to this day, and as a parting gift I gave him this Action Man-sized VFPUK hoodie.
Ben has been an absolute powerhouse of a campaigner, he leaves Veterans For Peace UK as a vital & growing voice for peace, having started it from scratch 8 years ago.
I'm very proud of the work I've done with VFPUK and it wouldn't have been possible without Ben's passion, insight, and courage.
Massive thanks to Hannah Logic for sewing the hoodie for me on such short notice!