"Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men"

Notorious protesters get the retrospective treatment

Bigwigs worldwide live in fear of The Yes Men and their hijinks-style activism. The protesters pose as seminar speakers and spokesmen to expose organizations - such as Halliburton and Dow - who they believe exploit capitalism. (As seen in their feature-length movie, The Yes Men.) "They urge us to consider the importance of ethics in our capitalist-driven society, and they work tirelessly to hold corporate and political 'leaders' accountable," says Astria Suparak, curator of "Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men," via e-mail. Her museum exhibition (of sorts) uses original documents, nametags, costumes, PowerPoint presentations and more to explore the history of The Yes Men's notorious takeovers of corporate boardrooms and expos. "We reveal [their] simple but effective methods, hopefully inspiring the audience to take up the battle, and to do something better," says Suparak. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Regular viewing times are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Through June 5. There will be a "How to Be a Yes Man" workshop featuring the Yes Men at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. For information, 713-335-3445 or visit www.diverseworks.org. Free.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Starts: April 30. Continues through June 5, 2010
 
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