Donald Ian McCaw is engaged in a long-term project named after the fictional company he created in 2011 called Mba Fabrications Inc. The company bills itself as "North America's leading Corporate Producer of Fine Art". Every new performance/installation presents a business initiative that is at once clearly preposterous and curiously plausible.
At CONTEXT Art Miami 2018, McCaw will unveil an all-new piece called INVEST IN ART. The fictional pretext for this performance/installation is the announcement that in March 2019 Mba Fabrications Inc. will be listing shares on the American Stock Exchange (which, of course, does not exist). This will make it the world’s first publicly traded art-making company.
For visitors who choose to engage, McCaw will share the story of how he decided to take his company public in large part due to the success of the book ‘PALEO INVESTING’ by Dr. Dominic Nadali. Dr. Nadali’s thesis is that individuals should invest only in businesses aligned with the interests of humanity's prehistoric ancestors. His approach is controversial, to be sure, but it has been undeniably successful, attracting legions of followers. However, while they have found it relatively easy to invest in industries with ancient roots ranging from agriculture to weapons, there has not been even a single art-making company for them to put their money into. Until now.