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Drék Davis, ...and justice for all (2003)

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Saturday, May 31, 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Culture Jamming Video Night

Christine L. Harold (Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Communication) presents a short lecture, Jamming: Rhetoric, Resistance and Consumer Culture, with a montage of video clips by activist artists.

PLUS a screening of The Horribly Stupid Stunt (which has resulted in his untimely death), a video by The Yes Men (theyesmen.org) AND MORE!
Pay-What-You-Can:$3-$5 Suggested Donation

Saturday, June 14, 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Jack Toolin, visiting Performance Artist from California in Lullaby of the Invisible Hand
Pay-What-You-Can: $3-$5 Suggested Donation

Tuesday, June 17, ATHFEST: Meet the Curator and Artists Hour. Time TBA.
Please check the Athfest site (www.athfest.com) for time slot.

Thursday, June 26, Athens Clarke County Heritage Foundation Event. Time TBA.

Saturday, June 28, 8:00-10:00 p.m. Closing Party. Music TBA.
Pay-What-You-Can: $3-$5 Suggested Donation
Friday, May 2nd, 2003 - Saturday, June 28th, 2003
Comments on Consumer Culture
Curator: Lizzie Zucker Saltz
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Bobby Abrahamson, from the series Dreams, Despair and the Coca-Cola Olympic Circus—Atlanta, GA 1996 (1996) Laura Floyd, detail from JiffyLux.com (2002–2003)
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  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art presents its last exhibit of the season, PRODUCT: Comments on Consumer Culture, curated by ATHICA Director, Lizzie Zucker Saltz. The exhibit, which runs from May 2, 2003 to June 28, 2003, showcases thirty-one artists' diverse observations and critiques of consumer culture. While nineteen are local to GA, a dozen hail from around the U.S. Their responses run the gamut: from the humorous, such as Athenian Drék Davis' politically hard-hitting mock-advertisements, which send-up the frequent conflation of the free market with the joys of democracy; to the moving, such as New Jersey resident Bonnie Blake's Mickie, Episode 3, an interactive CD exploring a homeless woman's relationship to found products; to the obsessive, such as Californian Arthur Huang's 250 page notebook, Life as a Consumer, which documents everything Huang "ate, spent, watched, read, heard, and internet surfed during 2002." Equally obsessive is Chicagoan Christopher Jennings sculpture, Ouroboros, a six foot by six foot by eight inch wheel of 30 welded miniature shopping carts. The sculpture, named after and resembling the ancient symbol of the serpent devouring its own tail which dates back to 1200 B.C., is a visually alluring, succinct and whimsical commentary on the endless cycle of consumption.

    Participating Artists
    Bobby Abrahamson (NY, NY), Mary Katherine Barton (Albany, GA), Bonnie Blake (Oakland, NJ), Christian Croft (Athens, GA), Drék Davis (Athens, GA), Jennifer Drummond (Athens, GA), John English (Athens, GA), Laura Floyd (Lexington, GA), Martin Gantman (Los Angeles, CA), Mike Geno (Langhorne, PA), Jen Grover (Athens, GA), Rick Herzog (Athens, GA), Kevin Hoth (Athens, GA), Arthur Huang (Oakland, CA), Christopher Jennings (Chicago, IL), Gwynn Kennedy (Athens, GA), Otto Lange (Athens, GA), Kerry McCaughan (Athens, GA), Ben McCormick (Athens, GA), Travis Medford (Atlanta, GA), Andy Meyer (Athens, GA), Theron Moore (Pomona. CA), Andrew Prayzner (New Haven, CT), Ben Reynolds (Athens, GA), Michael A. Ricciardi (Seattle, WA), John Schmidt (Savannah, GA), Anna Shapiro (Somerville, MA), Eric Simmons (Athens, GA), Jack Toolin (San Jose, CA), Jeff Young (Athens, GA), The Yes Men

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