Artists Cristóbal Martínez and Kade Twist of Postcommodity lead the evening with a discussion about their diverse practice. Their art has bridged the US-Mexico border, and projected sound into Aristotle’s Lyceum. Through an indigenous lens, the collective’s distinctive practice brings history and social discourse to bear on complex issues. The work of art that they have created for the Carnegie International embodies Pittsburgh’s industrial history in steel, glass, and coal. Hear Martínez and Twist speak about the complexities of creating visual language and narrative around issues that challenge us today.
Explore the exhibition, listen to music, draw and write, eat snacks, meet others, and take in the work created by some of the most compelling artists from around the globe. Participate in interactive activities designed by the artists’ students from San Francisco Art Institute and Otis College of Art and Design.
Arts collective Postcommodity comprises Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist. Their installations, performances, and site-specific interventions provide a shared indigenous voice to connect narratives of local cultural self-determination to the public throughout the world. Through diverse practices, Postcommodity works to achieve several goals: to forge new metaphors capable of rationalizing our shared experiences within this increasingly challenging contemporary environment; to promote a constructive discourse that challenges the social, political, and economic processes that are destabilizing communities and geographies; and to connect indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination with the broader public sphere. Postcommodity was featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial and documenta 14. Their recent installation Repellent Fence at the US-Mexico border drew attention to contemporary immigration controversies.