Four men stand in a desert in front of a wire fence, the horizon goes on forever. The first has a large beard, a jean jacket and dark sunglasses, the second has long hair and stands in a black t-shirt with arms crossed, the third has a slouchy sweater and running shoes and the fourth wears a trilby, square glasses, and a pointy beard.

Image courtesy of Postcommodity

Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, Kade L. Twist, and Nathan Young. Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st century through ever-increasing velocities and complex forms of violence. Postcommodity works to forge new metaphors capable of rationalizing our shared experiences within this increasingly challenging contemporary environment; promote a constructive discourse that challenges the social, political and economic processes that are destabilizing communities and geographies; and connect Indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination with the broader public sphere. Postcommodity has received grants from the Telluride Institute (2007), American Composers Forum (2008), Arizona Commission on the Arts (2009), Elly Kay Fund (2010), Joan Mitchell Foundation (2010), Creative Capital (2012), and Art Matters (2013). The collective’s installation Do You Remember When? was featured in the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012).

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