KEEP IT SLICK: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men
Chicago, IL 60605
Columbia's college-wide ArtCrawl, Thursday, September 9, from 5-8 pm
September 23, 2010, 5-8pm, The Yes Men will present at 6:30pm
Considered among the most important political artists of this decade, The
Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) 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 first-ever traveling solo exhibition of The Yes Men, KEEP IT SLICK
presents The Yes Men's body of work including their elaborate costumes
fabricated for their bold interventions, slapstick videos and PowerPoint
presentations at business conferences, 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 Activity Book is for sale at Glass Curtain
Gallery and ShopColumbia.