Artists’ Talk with the Postcommodity Collective
William Johnston Building 2004
February 16, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Please join us in welcoming members from the internationally recognized Native American art/performance group Postcommodity Collective. They will be giving a public lecture this Thursday, February 16th from 7:00 to 8:30 in WJB 2004.
Postcommodity Collective’s visit is particularly timely in light of recent national discourses around the construction of border walls and pipeline construction though unceded native lands. They describe their practice in the following way:
Postcommodity works to forge new metaphors capable of rationalizing our shared experiences within this increasingly challenging contemporary environment; promote a constructive discourse that challenges the social, political and economic processes that are destabilizing communities and geographies; and connect Indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination with the broader public sphere.
Postcommodity Collective has had a meteoric rise the past few year, with highlights this year including the Whitney Biennial of American Art and Documenta 14 (a joint-project between Germany and Greece). They are recipients of numerous grants including Creative Capital, the American Composers Forum, and the Joan Mitchell award. A film made about their work, Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film, is premiering this week at New York’s Museum of Modern Art