Going Public: Artists Critique Consumerism, Corporations & Cultural Narratives

April 21, 2011
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From March 14–June 30, 2011:
50% of all ticket sales will go to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

International artists engage in social and political critique.  Tomoko Yoneda, best known for her ominous photographs of notorious historic sites ex post facto, MacArthur Fellow Alfredo Jaar, whose work explores the public’s desensitization to images and the limitations of art to represent tragic human events, and activist performer Bill Talen, also known as “Reverend Billy,” who preaches messages of economic justice, environmental protection and anti-militarism, discuss their respective oeuvres as they relate to select themes in Bye Bye Kitty!!!

Moderated by Carlos Basualdo, Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Curator of Contemporary Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Followed by a reception.


$11/$7 Japan Society members, seniors & students (includes exhibition entry)

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

  • Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • 6:30 pm