Thursday, October 23, 2014

Paul Germanos @ Antena

Paul Germanos
Opening Friday October 24th from 6-10pm
October 24 - November 22, 2014

Documenting the art world might be likened to searching for ghosts in a haunted house. Galleries and museums of art are sometimes very intimidating places to enter. And when understood as a succession of interrelated social events, the art world itself can be said to manifest only briefly in any given place. In spite of that ephemeral nature, the art world is regularly anthropomorphized and (rightly) called such things as capricious--even malevolent. Its unseen ears hear what is said; its unseen eyes see what is done. Slights are long remembered. And as gossip travels, tales of treachery are embellished. Warnings are passed to the young: Avoid that person! Avoid that place!

In the spirit of the season, Antena will house a photographic installation derived from a decade-long effort to record Chicago's contemporary artists and exhibitions.

The grandson of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island and New York City to Chicago, Paul Germanos was born November 30, 1967, in Cook County, Illinois. Among other institutions of higher learning, Germanos attended Harold Washington College and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduate study of the history of political philosophy with students of Leo Strauss, Germanos drove a taxi at night, in Chicago, for two years. Germanos regularly practices writing and photography, and he cares for his mother.

1755 S. Laflin St.
Chicago, IL 60608
See map: Google Maps

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pilsen Open Studios

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014 - 12:00PMTO 8:00PMSUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014 -12:00PM TO 6:00PM

18th St. Pilsen Open Studios was started in 2003 by a group of longtime Pilsen artists, most but not all of them Latino. The focus of the event is on "studios" as the place of production, allowing the public a rare glimpse at where (and how) art in Pilsen is made. All artists involved in the event either work or live in the neighborhood, or have a strong historical connection to Pilsen. A limited number of cultural spaces /cafes in Pilsen also participate in this event to show work from Pilsen-connected artists who don't have a studio in the neighborhood.

Colibri Studio/Gallery
2032 W. 18th Street