Columbia College Chicago
Keep it Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism With The Yes Men
September 7 – October 23, 2010
Reception: Thursday, September 23, 5-8pm
The Yes Men will present at 6:30pm in the Conaway
Center adjacent to the Glass Curtain Gallery
Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash Avenue, 1st floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Gallery Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri, 9-5pm, Thurs 9-7pm, Sat Noon-5pm
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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.
The Yes Men are the 2010-2011 Critical Encounters Artists-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago and will offer their Yes Lab program on campus. Visit this site for more information:
Film Screening: The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)
September 22, 6:30pm at Film Row Center at Columbia College Chicago
September 23, 6:30pm in the Conaway Center at Columbia College Chicago
All Yes Men events will take place at 1104 S. Wabash, and are free and open to the public.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, visit the Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces at Columbia College Chicago webpage:
Exhibition information: Mark Porter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Press inquiries: Elizabeth Burke-Dain, email@example.com