Curated by Astria Suparak and organized by Feldman Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art and Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Keep it Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men examines two of the most important political artists of the last 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 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 DiverseWorks exhibit highlights The Yes Men's practice through elaborate costumes fabricated for their bold interventions, slapstick videos and PowerPoint persentations at business conferences. Get a first glimpse at the exhibition opening of their 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 on view April 30 - June 5.