Tuesday, March 24, 2009

next show @ antena

Secret School 05: Food at Antena, Chicago
In Collaboration with Alexander Stewart

Also this month:
Project Wall Space: Anni Holm
Monthly Video Series: Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Secret School is pleased to collaborate with Alexander Stewart to examine the importance of food in fostering social networks and the possibilities of barter exchange in decentralizing market systems. A food for art supply swap will begin the event at 6PM and last until 8PM, followed by a 90 minute program of videos that explore cultural relationships with food, including those of Patty Chang, Cecilia Ramirez-Corzo, Joey Frank, Andy Cahill, Liz Magic Laser and Dafna Maimon, Sophia Peer, Karen Tam, Pizza Dog, and a few other food-themed surprises. Secret School and Stewart will issue a corresponding book of recipes, essays, and anecdotes about food.

Bring a homemade dish or art supplies for entry. Arrive early for the swap, stay for the screening.

Return for open format crafting and snacking sessions, a.k.a. Crafternoons.
Noon-5PM every Saturday from April 4 - May 2. Bring snacks, crafts, and friends.

Secret School explores the importance of the hidden and invisible in the social identity of a community through a series of time-based events and collaborations. Ranging from the political to the personal, epic to the quotidian, unknown to unknowable, how do secrets function in the transfer and preservation of power? At a time in which oversaturation of readily available information already exceeds our capacity for adequate synthesis, how can the poetics of secrets cut through the logic of facts? When does the form of a secret supersede its content, and under what circumstances must information remain a secret? Secret School spans an indefinite number of sessions and range of spaces and extends from the aesthetic practice of building systems of social exchange.

For more information, visit secretschool.wordpress.com or email s3Cr37.5ch00l@gmail.com

Opening Friday April 3, 2009 from 6pm-10pm
April 3 - May 2, 2009

1765 S. Laflin St.
Chicago IL 60608
antenapilsen (at) gmail.com
Saturdays noon-5pm or by appointment

Refreshments provided by Red Stripe:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Saturday, March 14, 2009 7PM-10PM

Please join us for the book launch and exhibition of Taxis Pleins, Taxis Vides, from French publishers Je Suis Une Bande De Jeunes.

Books and photographs will be available for sale. For more information:


Beverages provided by Grolsch.

The Golden Age
1744 W. 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Thurs-Sun 12-6pm

+1 312 850 2574

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Artists of Pilsen in Milwaukee

Artists of Pilsen:
René Hugo Arceo & Gabriel Villa.

Plus artists:
Montserratt Alsina
Mario Castillo
Miguel Cortez
Hector Duarte
Roberto Ferreyra
Ricardo Santos Hernandez
Diana Solis
Roberto Valadez

Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 2009, 5–9 pm
Friday, March 13 to Saturday, April 25, 2009

Gallery Night: Friday, April 17, 2009, 5–9 pm.

Located on the Lower West Side of Chicago, Pilsen is a vibrant neighborhood of rich ethnic heritage that since the 1970s has been a heart of Mexican Chicago. Its residents have built a set of active cultural institutions that far outpace many more affluent neighborhoods, crowned by the excellent National Museum of Mexican Art and a diverse community of working artists fueling the creative energy of the area. Given historical and demographic parallels between Pilsen and Walker’s Point, we are privileged to be hosting the works by Montserratt Alsina, Mario Castillo, Miguel Cortes, Hector Duarte, Roberto Ferreyra, Ricardo Santos Hernandez, Diana Solis and Roberto Valadez -- artists who shape cultural landscape of Pilsen.

René Hugo Arceo & Gabriel Villa both work within the tradition of figurative, socially-conscious art. Born in Cojumatlan, Michoacan, Mexico and trained as a printmaker, Arceo manifests deep engagement with the craft of his primary medium and is strongly influenced by the populist tradition of Mexican printmaking, particularly by the works of Alfredo Zalce, Alberto Beltran and Leopoldo Mendez. In his recent work, Gabriel Villa explores portraiture by focusing on the inhabitants of his home neighborhood. His psychologically-charged, infused with poetic symbols images are imbued with empathy for those marginalized for economic or racial reasons.

Walkers Point Center for the Arts
911 W. National Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53204
Office Phone: 414.672.2787
Art Room Phone: 414.755.8892
Fax: 414.755.1960