Columbia College Chicago

Dismantling the Corporate State, and Other Amusements (Anne Elizabeth Moore)

Dismantling the Corporate State, and Other Amusements
An exhibition of work by Anne Elizabeth Moore

For almost a decade, Anne Elizabeth Moore has been targeting injustice with little but her quick wit and a photocopier, impacting the public conversations around coffee shop gentrification, youth marketing, advertising's destruction of democracy, giant sporty mega-events, and the relevance of silliness to political discourse. Her work has received rave reviews from the business press, been collected by and displayed in major museums, and gotten her ejected from retail establishments by armed police officers. It includes a wide range of both personal projects and collaborations, from Chicago to Cambodia. A retrospective of sorts, this exhibition will be the first to present this work in one place.

Please click here for images from the show and a video interview with the artist.

June 19–August 22, 2009
Opening Reception: June 19, 6–9 pm

Related event:
A talk by Anne Elizabeth Moore
featuring the presentation of the Anne Elizabeth Moore Award
for Excellence in Awesomeness
Friday, August 21, 6:30 pm

Established in 2005 as an antidote to barriers that had been erected to prevent Anne Elizabeth Moore from winning other awards, the Anne Elizabeth Moore Award for Excellence in Awesomeness is juried annually by Anne Elizabeth Moore, who for several years had only ever considered herself in the running for it. A major upset in the award’s history occurred in 2007 when dark horse candidate Sarah Fan appeared, seemingly from nowhere, to claim victory. Judges were, however, deeply impressed by her dedicated awesomeness and found her level of excellence equally outstanding. The 2008 award returned to long-standing favorite Anne Elizabeth Moore in Chicago, Illinois, whose achievements had gone unrecognized for several consecutive months except by her cat, and by the occasional conspicuous consumption of pie, which, while delicious, is sometimes just not enough.