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Postcommodity: Time Holds All the Answers

Online Book Launch

Postcommodity: Time Holds All the Answers Online Book Launch January 14, 2022

Contributors: Dr. Gerald McMaster is a leading voice nationally and internationally, with over 30 years of experience in contemporary art, critical theory, museology and Indigenous aesthetics. He is Plains Cree from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation and a member of the Siksika Nation. He served as the Canadian Commissioner for the 1995 Venice Biennale, Artistic Director of the 2012 Biennale of Sydney; and Curator for the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Roberto Bedoya is Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Oakland. Bedoya is also a poet, whose work has appeared in numerous publications, and an art consultant, with projects for Creative Capital Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Urban Institute.

Elise Y. Chagas Elise Y. Chagas is a Ph.D. candidate studying modern and contemporary art at Princeton University. She is a 2021-2022 Mellon-Marron Research Consortium Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Floyd Favel is a cultural theorist, writer and theatre director. Favel is the curator of the Chief Poundmaker Museum and director of Miyawata Culture Inc., an Indigenous performance festival held yearly on Poundmaker Cree Nation. He has studied theatre in Denmark and Italy and has traveled worldwide in his research on Indigenous Performance

Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective founded in the mid-2000s, currently comprised of Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist. The collective has exhibited internationally, including at documenta14, Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany; the 57th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, where they were awarded the Fine Prize; the 2017 Whitney Biennial, New York; and the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia. Recent commissions and solo exhibitions have been presented by Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Minneapolis Institute of Art; and LAXART, Los Angeles. Postcommodity’s historic land art installation Repellent Fence (2015) was realized at the US/Mexico border near Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora.

Publication Partners:

Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art in Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 Territory and the Traditional Homeland of the Métis. The museum is committed to affirming the powerful role that art and artists play in questioning, interpreting and defining the modern era. Open since October 2017, Remai Modern is the largest contemporary art museum in western Canada.

Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge is a hub for facilitating the documentation, communication and interpretation of Indigenous ways of seeing at OCAD University in Toronto. Drawing on the inseparable concepts of perception and knowing, Wapatah assists Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and researchers to collaborate on the engagement with and representation of artistic knowledge.