Artists’ Talk: Postcommodity
Saturday, March 25, 12:00pm–1:00pm
Art in General is thrilled to present the newly commissioned installation Coyotaje with Postcommodity, marking the group’s first solo exhibition in New York. Composed of artists Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist, Postcommodity’s multidisciplinary practice reveals and examines Indigenous cultural narratives and their relationships to broader social, political, and economic dialogues and actions.
Join us on Saturday, March 25 for an artist-led tour of the exhibition, which continues Postcommodity’s several years-long investigation of the military and economic life of the US-Mexico borderlands, highlighting the complex dynamics between US Border Patrol, the communities living in the San Pedro River Valley region, and individuals moving across the border.
This exhibition is made possible through Art in General’s New Commissions Program, and is part of our season-long exploration of the politics related to geographic boundaries and the histories, possession, and accessibility of land.
For more information, please visit: Coyotaje
Postcommodity was formed in 2007. The collective is comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist, and has previously included other artists living in the Southwestern United States. Postcommodity has presented work across the United States and around the world, including Australia, Belgium, and Canada. In 2015, Postcommodity installed the much-acclaimed public work Repellent Fence at the US-Mexico border near Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, SON, marking the creation of one of the largest public art installations by two nations. Postcommodity will also be featured in the upcoming editions of the 2017 Whitney Biennial and documenta 14.
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Art in General was founded in 1981 and supports the production of new work by local and international artists primarily through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program. Art in General also produces an annual symposium What Now? on critical and timely issues in artistic and curatorial practice.
General Support of Art in General is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Toby D. Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and by individuals. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The New Commissions Program is made possible by the Trust for Mutual Understanding; National Endowment for the Arts; Jerome Foundation; Ruth Ivor Foundation; and the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation. Support has also been provided by: Commissioners’ Circle leaders Elaine Goldman, Richard Massey, Jeffery Larsen and Joseph Bolduc; Commissioners’ Circle supporters John and Andrea Nylund and David Solo; and Commissioners’ Circle members Nader Ansary, Rob Colangelo, Don Erenberg, Taymour Grahne, Roya Khadjavi-Heidari, Mary Lapides, Eric Nylund, Leslie Ruff, Steve Shane, and Diana Wege.
The New Commissions program provides in-depth support for eight to ten artists each year, for the creation of major new works, including the financial, logistical, promotional, and presentation assistance necessary to bring these works to new audiences world-wide.
Special project support kindly provided by Supreme Digital, Brooklyn.
The What Now? Symposium, and accompanying book series from 2015-2017, is generously supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (MA-10-14-0304-14).