Our Favorite Things is Negativland's first retrospective exhibit in Richmond, VA, and is a comprehensive survey of both current and older visual art work that has been shown in Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, London, Houston, and Art Basel. The members of Negativland live and work in California, Washington, North Carolina, and Massachusetts , they are : Mark Hosler, Don Joyce,David Wills,Richard Lyons,Chris Grigg and The Jet Black Hair People.   Since 1980 they have been creating collaged works in fine art, music, CDs, video, radio, and live performance using appropriated sounds, objects, images, and text.   Negativland has been sued twice for copyright infringement which they fought successfully. Now their work is referenced and taught in many college courses in the US and been written about in over 150 books (including "No Logo" by Naomi Klein). Since the lawsuits, Negativland has been aggressively and publicly involved in advocating significant reforms of U.S. copyright laws and members have recently visited  Capitol Hill to engage with various Senators and Congressmen.   A provocation and a punk-inspired commentary on our mercenary culture…eloquent and impassioned spokesmen for ideas like a “creative commons”…it’s salutary to see these smart and influential guys get a gallery show. - ART IN AMERICA   Declared heroic by their peers for refashioning culture into what the group considers to be more honest statements, Negativland suggests that refusing to be original, in the traditional sense, is the only way to make art that has any depth within commodity capitalism... - NEW YORK TIMES   Negativland isn't just some group of merry pranksters; its art is about tearing apart and reassembling found images, objects, and sounds to create new ones, in an attempt to make social, political and artistic statements.  Hilarious and chilling. - THE ONION