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Do You Remember When? Postcommodity video preview

Do You Remember When?: Opening reception for Postcommodity

Aug. 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: Ceramics Research Center
Tickets: Free

Do You Remember When is Postcommodity’s site-specific installation and intervention that makes up the first part of the Native Confluence: Sustaining Cultures project spanning the fall 2009 season at the Ceramics Research Center (CRC). A blessing will be performed at 7 p.m. to honor Indigenous/non-Indigenous collaborations and cooperation for a sustainable future.

Organized by curator Peter Held, Native Confluence speaks to a native worldview in terms of inter-generational methods of practicing sustainability. The approach to organic materials and tools from ancestral traditions allows new doors to open. Holistic in its outlook, the idea of sustainability is consciousness about the whole – whole community, world and self.

The Postcommodity residency begins Aug. 24, with the installation project opening to the public Aug. 29.

Other residencies during Native Confluence: Sustaining Cultures:

Sept. 21-25: Nora Naranjo Morse

Nov. 9-14: Athena & Bill Steen

For more information, please see our exhibition Web site:

August 26, 2009 at 11:46 pm

Fall 2009: Defining Sustainability, at ASU Art Museum

ASU Art Museum Fall 09 season poster listing Defining Sustainability exhibitions

ASU Art Museum Fall 09 season poster listing Defining Sustainability exhibitions

Once again, our curator Jean Makin did a fantastic job designing our season poster announcement. Thank you, Jean!

(If you like the poster, I’m working on a printable version to download from our website. Check for this 11×13 poster you can have free!)

The Defining Sustainability season is slowly starting to ramp up here at the museum. Join us for our first event on August 28, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Ceramics Research Center:  the opening reception for the Postcommodity site-specific installation and intervention, Do You Remember When?. A blessing will be performed at 7PM to honor Indigenous/non-Indigenous collaboration and cooperation for a sustainable future.

And if you’d like to talk with both our curator of ceramics, Peter Held, and the artists of Postcommodity, you can also attend our Conversations @11 series- also on August 28, at 11 a.m.

All of our events at ASU Art Museum are free and open to the public. Be part of the creativity and conversation at ASU Art Museum!


August 12, 2009 at 6:39 pm 1 comment

amazing high school student

I just stumbled on this article in Wired Magazine about a 16 year old student in Ontario, Canada, who has found a way to make plastic degrade in as little as three months- for a science fair project! Check it out here.

Sustainability is on everyone’s minds, and that’s a good thing. This fall the ASU Art Museum will be featuring a full semester of art and sustainability projects, from traditional, historic art pieces to creating a Canalscape feature in our front entryway and even a ceramics clay project that will take over our Ceramics Reseach Center.

You can see all of our project information on our Defining Sustainability season on our website,, or linked here.


August 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm

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