Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism With The Yes Men

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Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism With The Yes Men

Curated by Astria Suparak
September 4 – October 26, 2008
Feldman Gallery + Project Space
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

Pacific Northwest College of Art, in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University, hosts the first major exhibition of the controversial artist-activist group The Yes Men, through October 26 in PNCA”™s Feldman Gallery + Project Space.

In Keep It Slick, the elaborate costumes, slapstick videos, outrageous posters and props are exhibited alongside new works produced for this exhibition. The Yes Men are also conducting a workshop that gives an inside look at their methods and urges people to do something better. It will also include preview clips from their new feature-length film to be released this fall, The Yes Men Fix the World. A special publication and artist multiples will be available for purchase.

Impersonating representatives from big corporations and government organizations, these culture-jamming activists have exposed dehumanizing business practices and enacted ethical “identity correction” since 1999.

Related links:

  • Yes Men: “Exxon Strikes Back!”, July 2, 2008
  • The Yes Men Strike Again, June 15, 2007
  • The Yes Men Are Coming! The Yes Men Are Coming!, April 1, 2007