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“The Yes Men” Political Artists Come to Town

Yes Men preparing.
Yes Men preparing for an event in New York City. Photo by Barbara K. Iverson

Considered among the most important political artists of the last dozen years, The Yes Men are a group of culture-jamming activists who practice what they call “Identity Correction.” By posing as spokespersons for prominent organizations and powerful 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.

They will be at Columbia College Chicago‘s Glass Curtain Gallery, 1104 S. Wabash, for a reception and appearance on Sept. 23 from 5-8 p.m. The Yes Men presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

This is the first solo exhibition of The Yes Men. And KEEP IT SLICK presents The Yes Men’s body of work, including elaborate costumes, videos and PowerPoint presentations made for their bold interventions, outrageous posters and props, scripts, sketches, research materials and selected publications and ephemera from their personal collections.

View a sample of what the Yes Men do:

via Columbia College Chicago: Glass Curtain Exhibition Archive.

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