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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s THE YES MEN!!! - Opening Reception

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Sotheby's Institute of Art

570 Lexington Avenue

6th Floor

New York, NY 10022

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Taking on the personas of spokespeople, corporate representatives, government agents, and executives, the Yes Men are an inspiring artist-activist group who have had a long history of infiltrating meetings, conferences, and news broadcasts in order to spread awareness of critical issues on an international scale.

In their elaborate hoaxes and interventions, they use identity correction, culture jamming, and creative activism tactics to reveal the absurdity and lack of ethics within the corporate and political world, while providing glimpses of how these politicians and corporations should behave in order to help create and sustain a more just world.

Presenting a survey of memorable interventions, videos, documents, and objects from the past decade, the exhibition It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s THE YES MEN!!! highlights their continual efforts to spark resistance to the forces of evil. The show also features two new projects created during the last presidential election and in its aftermath, serving as a reminder of the urgency needed to respond to the corporate greed and fear-mongering that has hijacked democracy in the U.S.

Using their characteristic humour, the exhibition reflects upon the Yes Men’s contributions to our understanding of creative resistance, as well as the importance of cultivating a participatory culture in which we pledge our individual agency to building a better world that is not only a possibility but an irresistible reality.

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Curated by Laura Zarta & John Zinonos

Opening Reception: November 29h 2017 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Curatorial Walk-Through at 7pm
It´s a Bird, It´s a Plane, It´s THE YES MEN!!! will run from Wednesday November 29 through Monday December 4th. Viewing hours are by appointment only.

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