MoMA Studio: Exchange Café, May 24–June 30, 2013, Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Martin Seck

Organized in collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist Caroline Woolard as part of the Department of Education’s Artists Experiment initiative, MoMA Studio: Exchange Café is a social space in the mezzanine of MoMA’s Education and Research building that is dedicated to exchange-based practices. Taking the form of a café, the Studio encourages visitors to question notions of reciprocity, value, and property through shared experiences. Tea, milk, and honey—products that directly engage the political economy—are available by exchange. Instead of paying with legal tender, Exchange Café patrons are invited to make a resource-based currency. Exchange Café features an interactive participatory archive, a matrix of exchange projects, and a library of books and ephemera.

MoMA Studio is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Artists Experiment is made possible by an endowment established by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

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