Graduate Fine Arts

Postcommodity

Thursday, December 2, 2021 6:00pm
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Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective founded in the mid-2000s, currently comprised of Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist. 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. The collective has exhibited internationally, including at documenta14, Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany; the 57th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, where they were awarded the Fine Prize; the 2017 Whitney Biennial, New York; and the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia. Recent commissions and solo exhibitions have been presented by Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis Institute of Art; and LAXART, Los Angeles. Postcommodity’s historic land art installation Repellent Fence (2015) was realized at the US/Mexico border near Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora. The collective’s previous members and collaborators include Raven Chacon, Steven Yazzie, Nathan Young, Adam Ingram-Goble, Andrew McCord, Annabel Wong and Existence AD. 

 

 

 

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