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february 2017

16feb7:00 pm8:30 pmArtists’ Talk with the Postcommodity Collective7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Time

february 16, 2017 7:00pm - february 16, 2017 8:30pm

Location

William Johnston Building (WJB) Room 2004

Event Details

Postcommodity Collective will be giving giving an artists’ talk on February 16, 2017 from 7 – 8:30pm in WJB 2004.
Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence. 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 is on fire right now. They are exhibiting this Spring at the Whitney Biennale for American Art and the latest Documenta (a joint project in Germany and Greece) – these are two of the most highly regarded venues in the world. Postcommodity has won grants from Creative Capital, the American Composers Forum (they make music as well), and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, among others.