Thursday, March 19, 2009

Version Festival Fundraiser

March 21, 2009, 8pm

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St

There are way too many good reasons to come by Co-Prosperity Sphere this Saturday, March 21.

We are launching two new publications: Matériel and Pr.

They are awesome. And HUGE! Download this link for a sneak peak at Matériel:ériel_Mag_Issue_001.pdf

We are also raising funds for Version>09 Immodest Proposals our annual international art freak out. This is our only fundraiser that will pay for 10 days and nights of projects by over 350 people from around the world.

Bobby Conn is playing along with Casual Encounter, and a super secret internet famous band.

Matériel is an oversized broadside newsprint publication that’s a collection of the best/brightest designers/illustrators/photographers work we can find – creating a showcase for their submitted work. It’s a sister magazine to Proximity providing a ‘design’ counterpoint to Prox’s ‘art’ focus.

Pr is Proximty’s in-between issues poster letter featuring reviews, interview, a calendar and a sweet recipe for a healthy art ecology.

Both of these oversized publications are beautiful. Come and get one, and fund our soon to be epic festival.

issues are complementary with a $10 Suggested donation.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

March 20th Edra Soto at Second Bedroom!

by Edra Soto with special guests Dawn and Carl!
@ Second Bedroom Project Space
Opening: March 20th, 7-11pm
3216 s. Morgan St. Apt 4R
Chicago, IL, 60608
For the next installation at the SBPS, Edra Soto; a high school art teacher, had her students develop cardboard skyscrapers that reference the forms from notable architectural works across the world while considering the personas of the studied architects. Soto will then use the SBPS as a site to connect her student's work with her own. If that does not sound radical enough for you, Carl Warnick and Dawn Reed will "mix and mash" the students top 5 songs with some favorites of Edra's to create an audial parallel to the sculptural installation. Boing!
The aforementioned artists have all exhibited at institutions and spaces much cooler than this one and have ample street cred!