Steve Lambert

is back from England with the C4AA.

The Anti-Advertising Agency

The Anti-Advertising Agency borrows the structure and methods of an advertising agency, but creates art works which critically examine the role of advertising in everyday life. I am the Agency’s “CEO” and collaborators fill other roles in the Agency. For example, The SF Print Collective serves as a “board of directors” and artist/collaborators are “creative directors” for their respective campaigns.

The various sub-project campaigns are a collaboration between myself and other artists including Adam Connelly, the San Francisco Print Collective, Sara Dierck, Michael Dodge, Packard Jennings, Josh MacPhee, Dara Greenwald, Susan Greene, and Amanda Eicher.

In 2005 I was given a show at the McBean Project Space at the San Francisco Art Institute. We used the space to set up an office for the Agency. Pictures and writing about the installation can be seen on the Our Offices area of the Anti-Advertising Agency website.

The project is paid for through a grant from the Creative Work Fund.

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