A Talk with Postcommodity
Public Art Saint Paul’s Distinguished Public Artists Lecture
Sat., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. | Program begins at 7 p.m.
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Minnesota Museum of American Art | Ford Center for Creativity
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Join us for a talk with interdisciplinary art collective Postcommodity (Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist), Public Art Saint Paul’s 2019 Distinguished Public Artists.
Postcommodity has rapidly captured the imagination and respect of art audiences across the U.S., Mexico, and Europe. Working across mediums and disciplines, their conceptually-based work engages with issues of migration, borders, indigenous thought and ritual, and the often-devastating impacts of colonialism and late capitalism. In such projects as Repellent Fence, a land art piece featuring large balloons installed for two miles across the Arizona-Mexico border, the artists challenge notions of public space across the boundaries circumscribed by nation states. In this and other works, Postcommodity poses hopeful visions for a reconstituted society in which new possibilities can arise.
Postcommodity has exhibited internationally including at Nuit Blanche, Toronto; 18th Biennale in Sydney, Australia; 2017 Whitney Biennial; documenta14, Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany; the 57th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh; and Desert X, Coachella Valley, Calif. They received the Fine Prize at the 2018 Carnegie International.
About the artists: Kade L. Twist is associate professor of art and social practice at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Cristóbal Martínez is chair of the art and technology department at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Co-sponsored by the M, the Art Department at Macalester College, and All My Relations Gallery.