YES MEN Movie >>>
This Thursday, Dec. 4
7:30pm doors open, 8pm screening starts
Filmmakers, Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave, north of
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 GWBush.com,
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.
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.
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
A6 Podcast: Listen to The Yes Men discuss the New York Times
spoof + Keep It Slick exhibition.
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.
City Paper: "The Yes Men at Carnegie Mellon"
City Media: "Yes They Can: Miller Gallery keeps it real
with provocative new exhibitions and programs"
Tribune-Review:"Artist activists bring ideas to Carnegie
Social Movement Cultures
1960s to Now >>>
Guest curated by Dara Greenwald + Josh MacPhee
Jan. 23, 4:30pm: Signs of Change Lecture, McConomy
Auditorium in University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave.
6–8pm: Reception, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon
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 ARTINFO.com
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