Category: FDIC Insured

January 22, 2017 Press

Michael Mandiberg is one of Artsy’s “20 Artists for the Trump Era”

“20 Artists for the Trump Era” Artsy Editorial | Jan 19th, 2017 Read on Artsy Donald Trump assuming the office of the United States Presidency today is an event few on either side of the political aisle saw coming a few months ago. And so, as many think about the four years after Inauguration Day and ask what is to be done and what comes next, a natural step is to look around and ask, what country do we live…Read More


January 13, 2017 Press

Michael Mandiberg’s FDIC Insured in the Brooklyn Rail

MICHAEL MANDIBERG | SIMON DENNY by Ian Cofre Read on the Brooklyn Rail. MICHAEL MANDIBERG FDIC Insured 40 Rector Street, Suite 1500, New York | September 15 – December 15, 2016 SIMON DENNY Blockchain Future States Petzel Gallery | September 8 – October 22, 2016 The process of banks failing due to the subprime mortgage crisis greatly accelerated after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy on September 15, 2008. Facing systemic risk and contagion, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), a U.S….Read More


November 05, 2016 Events

Artist Talk with Michael Mandiberg, moderated by Tina Rivers Ryan

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Time: 7 p.m. Location: 40 Rector St. Suite 1500, New York, NY Please join us for an artist talk with Michael Mandiberg in his exhibition FDIC Insured, moderated by Tina Rivers Ryan. FDIC Insured is a memorial to banks that have failed since the 2008 financial crisis. For 8 years, Mandiberg has been saving the logos of every single failed US bank, and burning them into cast off financial books with a laser cutter. There…Read More


October 19, 2016 Press

Michael Mandiberg speaks with Creative Time Reports

Meditation, Memorial, and Archive of the Failures of a Financial System By Marisa Mazria Katz, October 19, 2016 Read on Creative Time Reports It has been five years since Occupy Wall Street burst onto the scene at Zuccotti Park in New York City’s financial district. In this month’s editor’s letter, Marisa Mazria Katz speaks with interdisciplinary artist Michael Mandiberg about FDIC Insured, an ongoing visual archive chronicling the failure of banks and subverting the banking system’s aesthetics of permanence and…Read More


October 08, 2016 Press

Michael Mandiberg’s FDIC Insured in The Village Voice

Michael Mandiberg: FDIC Insured By R.C. Baker Read on The Village Voice You’ve seen it: the bright bank logo on a storefront you pass every day that one morning has morphed into a different bank’s emblem. Like an ocean’s surface, American capitalism spreads as far as the eye can see, but mysterious and treacherous currents roil its depths. Since 2008, when the financial industry most recently reaped the whirlwind, artist Michael Mandiberg has been collecting the logos of failed banks for…Read More


September 30, 2016 Press

Michael Mandiberg: FDIC Insured Reviewed in Hyperallergic

“Where Do Banks Go When They Die?” By Seph Rodney, on September 29, 2016 Read on Hyperallergic Did you know that since the start of the last recession that over 527 banks have failed? How would we know? When a bank fails there’s no dying cry, no elegy written for it, no sense that it leaves a hole in the community where it once was. Where does a bank go when it dies? During the process when a bank is…Read More


September 20, 2016 Press

Michael Mandiberg in the New Yorker

“Making Art with Failed Banks” By Mark Singer in the September 26, 2016 Issue Read on The New Yorker Michael Mandiberg, an artist whose preoccupations merge digital information with visual representation, has a lot going on. This was also the case eight years ago, when he lived in Brooklyn (Prospect Heights, still does) and was a senior fellow at Eyebeam, a nonprofit that supports artists immersed in technology and playful technologists. “I was noticing that people were giving away books,…Read More


September 16, 2016 Press

Michael Mandiberg: FDIC Insured in Artinfo

“Go for Broke: Cataloguing failure, one bank at a time” By Juliet Helmke | September 15, 2016 Read on Artinfo “527 is the correct number, a few more failed since info about the project came out,” says artist Michael Mandiberg, counting the number of books that make up his upcoming, site-specific installation “FDIC Insured.” All are cast off investment guidebooks that the artist has repurposed, laser printing their covers with the logo of a US bank that has officially “failed”—meaning it…Read More


September 13, 2016 Press

Michael Mandiberg: FDIC Insured in Hyperallergic’s Art Rx NYC

“ArtRx NYC” By Jillian Steinhauer on September 13, 2016 Read on Hyperallergic This week is all about books, as Printed Matter’s beloved art book fair touches down in Long Island City, while a new satellite fair pops up in nearby Greenpoint. Plus, don’t miss the celebration of a pioneering performance series and the first retrospective for maintenance artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles. The FDIC’s Failed Banks When: Opens Thursday, September 15, 6–8pm Where: Art-in-Buildings Financial District Project Space (40 Rector Street, Financial District, Manhattan) Eight years ago this week,…Read More


August 26, 2016 Press

Michael Mandiberg Interview in Art in America

Market Research: An Interview with Michael Mandiberg By Tina Rivers Ryan Read on Art in America The 2008 recession drew attention to the destabilization of financial markets by a banking sector that skirts the edges of regulation, using purposely inscrutable financial instruments. In response, a number of artists have attempted to represent the social, political, and financial networks that comprise contemporary capitalism. Around the time of the crisis, artist Michael Mandiberg began collecting discarded self-help financial books of the more…Read More


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