A Culture of Consumption: Poetry Reading

Sunday, June 3, 2012 @ 1:30pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Woman Made Gallery

685 N Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, 

IL 

60642

Presenter

Woman Made Gallery
312-738-0400

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

What do you think of when you think about "consumer culture"? A culture that promotes consumption and a mentality that more is better? An advertising industry that sells the idea happiness depends on possession and that what you are and what you have is never enough? The economic machinery that depends on growth and waste to survive? In tandem with the concurrent Woman Made Gallery exhibit, Lucy Biederman, Kris Bigalk, Coya Paz, Christina Pugh, Kristin LaTour, and Andrea Witzke-Slot share original work that touches on this world of glittering surfaces, symbols, and trends as well as the human and environmental costs of consumer culture.