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Season's Greetings from The Yes Men

Apocalypse Scene for SurvivaBalls in Keep It Slick, C. Lamont + M. Cox

Assata Shakur is Welcome Here!, Republic for New Afrika


Regina Gouger Miller



THE YES MEN Movie >>>
This Thursday, Dec. 4
7:30pm doors open, 8pm screening starts
@ Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave, north of Baum
$7 general admission, $6 students/seniors, $3 Pitt students/Point Park

The Yes Men, a movie, follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world.

The story follows Andy and Mike from their beginnings with, and on to their tasteless parody of the WTO's website. Some visitors don’t notice the site is a fake, and send speaking invitations meant for the real WTO. Mike and Andy play along with the ruse and soon find themselves attending important functions as WTO representatives. Delighted to speak for the organization they oppose, Andy and Mike don thrift-store suits and set out to shock their unwitting audiences with darkly comic satires on global free trade. Weirdly, the experts don’t notice the joke and seem to agree with every terrible idea the two can come up with. Exhausted by their failed attempts to shock, Mike and Andy take a whole new approach for one final lecture. Directed by Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, and Chris Smith, whose previous credits include the 1999 Sundance Winner “American Movie.” 80 min.

Free shuttle: Departing from Carnegie Mellon's Morewood stop (near Forbes) at 7:15 and 7:45pm. Exit Centre at Melwood, walk two blocks north. Screening is scheduled after Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Open House from 5:30-7pm





Infiltrating Capitalism
with The Yes Men
Curated by Astria Suparak
Through Feb. 15, 2009

Possibly the most important political artists of the Bush Era, The Yes Men are the subjects of a major survey on view now at the Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University. Keep It Slick exhibits the Yes Men’s practice with elaborate costumes, slapstick videos, outrageous posters, and selections from their personal collections. Though their sociopolitical pranks have been widely publicized, they have never been presented on such a large scale.


Lab A6 Podcast: Listen to The Yes Men discuss the New York Times spoof + Keep It Slick exhibition.
Miller Gallery on Flickr: View the exhibition, Business Casual Reception + How To Be A Yes Man Workshop.

The New York Times Special Edition, July 4, 2009. Download your copy here.
Pittsburgh City Paper: "The Yes Men at Carnegie Mellon"

Pop City Media: "Yes They Can: Miller Gallery keeps it real with provocative new exhibitions and programs"
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:"Artist activists bring ideas to Carnegie Mellon"




Social Movement Cultures
1960s to Now
Guest curated by Dara Greenwald + Josh MacPhee
Jan. 23March 8, 2009

Jan. 23, 4:30pm: Signs of Change Lecture, McConomy Auditorium in University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave.
6–8pm: Reception, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University

In Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to the Present, hundreds of posters, photographs, moving images, audio clips, and ephemera bring to life over forty years of activism, political protest, and campaigns for social justice. This important and timely exhibition surveys the creative work of dozens of international social movements.


Read a capsule review of Signs of Change by R. Luke DuBois in

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