NOON to 7pm @ Zhou B Center
1029 W. 35th St. (basement)
The NFO EXPO (pronounced “info expo”) brings art groups and community
orgs together to exchange information and ideas as well as provide a public platform
for each group to present themselves. We see it as a trade show for experimental
art, emerging spaces, and radical exchange. It’s our version of what an
art fair should be.
Through the simple presentation format of a booth or table, based on a science
fair model, we will facilitate straight-forward exchanges about what is going
on locally in various communities, from disparate neighborhoods in Chicago, to
cities all over the world. Media and art collectives, anti-globalization initiatives,
community projects, alt spaces, and other art/activist initiatives are highly
encouraged to participate. WE will provide booth or table space at a very low
fee to help us cover construction costs. The NFO XPO takes Place April 28 and
29, 2007 during Chicago’s city wide annual art fair weekend.
Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Aldir Mendes de Souza,Bird House Museum, Polvo Gallery,
Archecamp, Anarchitectures, Magnificent
Moss, Guillotine, Crowe Brooks’ Disco Mutation, Speaker Boys Epiphany,
Intimate Apparel, Janet Groenert, Art Shanties, Country Club, Soule Soule,
Sewing Rebellion, The Plaines Project, Dillon- De Give, cBlends, Green Lantern,
Secret Order of the Lamprey, Terry Plumming, JB Daniel, Will Work for Food, Three-walls,
You Know A Secret, Pray for Oil, Alee Peoples, Street Art Workers Collective,
Reversible Eye, Elise Blue, Sean Smuda- Dream Research, Noisvelvet, Campo, Disposable
Society, Andrew Kim, I-go, Moveable Labyrinth, 3066 Labs InCUBATE, and many many
Performances, discussions and other autonomous programming accompanies the NFO
EXPO. Dinner will be provided at 5pm each nite of the NFO XPO. You can gain
to the Unofficial Art Fair Happening at Co-Prosperity Sphere with a paid admission
the NFO EXPO.
Annual Versionfest Photographic Invitational ARTIST RECEPTION
7pm @ Zhou B Center 2nd Floor • 1029 W. 35th St.
Featuring: Amy Stein (New York, NY); Bill Sullivan (New York, NY); Jason Lazarus
(Chicago, IL); Zoe Strauss (Philadelphia, PA); Shawnee Barton (Chicago, IL);
Todd Deutsch (Minneapolis, MN); Michael Northrup (Baltimore, MD); Julian Montague
(Buffalo, NY); Mary Farmilant (Chicago, IL) and Jack Edinger (Chicago, IL)
Curated by Jonathan Gitelson and Brian Ulrich
Gallery hours Thursday and Friday 1-5pm Saturday and Sunday noon to 6pm. Visits
UNKRAUT ARTIST RECEPTION
7pm @ Zhou B Center 2nd Floor • 1029 W. 35th St.
A presentation of nine positions of German contemporary art embedded in the
contradictory context of reality, image and abstractor.
The show contains a selection out of current works by Sonia Jimenez Alvarez,
Sabrina Jung, Anne Lass, Sven Lison, Patricia Neligan, Almut von Pusch, Theresa
Rauter, Heiko Rintelen and Nicolas Wollnik. The exhibiting artists have studied
in Essen, Germany, deriving from the field of documentary photography.
In the works shown, the picturing moment of photography is secondary, the
collective originator for the artists and their focus of interest is the
In this process they clearly distinguish themselves from the field of narrative
photography but still their images resemble documents of the visual particularities
of our time and culture.
Unofficial Art Fair Weekend Happening
10 PM @ Co-Prosperity Sphere
32nd Place and Morgan St.
Extended gallery hours during the We’re Rollin’ They’re
Hatin’ exhibition makes this a perfect place to stop by after the
NFO EXPO, Art fairs, photo shows and whatnot to enjoy some advanced performances
by today’s now people.
Aleks and the Drummer
Farfisa, drums and love. Miles Raymer of the Chicago Reader says, “(Deric)
Criss favors Krautrock rhythms cranked up to punk-rock speeds, and (Aleks)
Tomaszewska likes elaborate minor-key melodies and ethereal, abstract vocals.”
Immensely danceable beats, minimal synth sounds and
playful analog wankery.
The Baron of St. Louis collaborates with members of Chicago’s avant-jam
band Waterbabies. Electrosynth sounds, abstract noodling, spacy reverb and
African rhythms all get in a big drunken agrument and get loopy.
Triangle began in Minnesota, with Amanda W, a Fargoan on upright bass, garage-sale
keyboards and a yellow jumpsuit; Brian T on synthesizers and unloved electronics
and various questionable ideas about how to make it all talk and Susan L,
another Fargoan with a taste for nice BMX bikes and a happening record collection.
Since, they’ve reloacated to Oakland CA, where they’ve added
additional members. The Triangle ship, rolling through seas of gnarled electronics,
waves off the AM dial, shanties of 70s freak Germany, and scratchy transmissions
from 80s Detroit, took on a few old salts, namely Jon Otto Schroeder on music
box and Mark Treise on tenor bass and Elias Reitz on percussions. They all
help to bail.
The Dolphin creates dynamic music based on minimal improvised structures
and a growing library of sounds and loops. Recorded tracks are usually
performed differently live; songs transform in color, direction,
and tone. Due to the
large amount of live processing that occurs, the tracks are never quite
the same. The
Dolphin is subject to the will of the three individual band members that
aggressively attacking each other’s sound. Tense. Upon hearing their performance
at Version>06, Peregrine Kodiak commented that they sound like Konono,
but it was probably just the drugs talking.
DJ Clent, DJ Spinn & DJ Scrabblor
This is the real deal. Get droked out with a crazy juke dance party with these
three South Side DJs. Watch my feet!