KEEP IT SLICK, Infiltrating Capitalism with the Yes Men
Reception with The Yes Men and Curator: September 23, 2010, 5-8pm
Considered among the most important political artists of the last dozen years, The Yes Men are a group of culture-jamming activists who practice what they call “Identity Correction.” By posing as spokespersons for prominent organizations and powerful entities, The Yes Men create spoof websites and appear in conferences and TV shows to highlight how corporations and government organizations often act in dehumanizing ways toward the public.
The Yes Men presentation: 6:30pm
The first solo exhibition of The Yes Men, KEEP IT SLICK presents The Yes Men's body of work including elaborate costumes, videos and PowerPoint presentations made for their bold interventions, outrageous posters and props, scripts, sketches, research materials and selected publications and ephemera from their personal collections.
KEEP IT SLICK, Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men is curated by Astria Suparak, organized by the Feldman Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of the Arts and the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University. The KEEP IT SLICK Exhibition Catalogue and Yes Men Activity Book is available for sale at Glass Curtain Gallery and ShopColumbia.
ArtCrawl, Columbia's college-wide artwalk
Thursday, September 9, from 5-8 pm at every gallery on campus.
Film Screening of The Yes Men Fix the World, with Yes Men present
Wednesday, September 22, 6:30pm, Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th fl.
Artist Residency and Yes Lab: The Yes Men are the 2010 Critical Encounters Artists-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago.
Contact: Mark Porteremail@example.com/312-369-6643
Press and Reviews:
TimeOut Chicago: "Karma Chameleons, The Yes Men Step Into Big Business’s Shoes"
NewCity Review: Recommended
Columbia Chronicle: Cutting Edge Activists on Campus