Postcommodity: a conversation with artists Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist
Thursday, October 22, 2020
5:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Register for the event.Postcommodity. Some Reach While Others Clap, 2020.
Photo Credit: LAXART.
Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective 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.
Postcommodity are the recipients of grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2010), Creative Capital (2012), Art Matters (2013), Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (2014), Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (2017), Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship (2017-2018), and Harker Fund of the San Francisco Foundation (2018-2019). The collective has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including: Contour the 5th Biennial of the Moving Image in Mechelen, BE; Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CA; 18th Biennale of Sydney in Sydney, AUS; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, AZ; 2017 Whitney Biennial, New York, NY; Art in General, New York, NY; documenta14, Athens, GR and Kassel, DE; the 57th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, PA; Desert X, Coachella Valley, CA; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and their historic land art installation Repellent Fence at the U.S./Mexico border near Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, SON. The collective was awarded the Fine Prize for their contribution to the Carnegie International, 2018 titled From Smoke and Tangled Waters, They Carried Fire Home.
Postcommodity acknowledges the important contributions of its previous collaborators: Raven Chacon (2009-2018), Steven Yazzie (2007-2010), Nathan Young (2007-2015), Adam Ingram-Goble (Game Remains), Andrew McCord (If History Moves at the Speed of Its Weapons, Then the Shape of the Arrow is Changing, and Promoting a More Just, Verdant and Harmonious Resolution), Annabel Wong (Dead River) and Existence AD (Dead River).
Postcommodity is represented by Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
This event is open to the public free of charge.
PLATFORM is presented by ConSortiUm, a collaborative project by the California State University Art Galleries and Museums.