Juan William Chavez
Co-Curated by Georgia Kotretsos and Maria Paschalidou, who have invited fourteen artists from the world to exhibit their works on the subject of the artist's statement. Typically composed by the artist, it is a document that presents the intention or subject matter of the artist's work to the audience using the written word.
The Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center invites you to experience a most intriguing issue discussed in the art world today with a new exhibition, The Art of Artist Statement, running February 18 â€“ April 2, 2005.
This international invitational exhibition features fourteen artists from the world art community; Kika Charalambidou, Athens, Greece; Juan William ChÃ¡vez, Chicago, USA; Thulani Earnshaw, Oak Park, USA; Effie Hallivopoulou, Athens, Greece; Richard Koenig, Kalamazoo, USA; Brandon LaBelle, Frederiksberg, Denmark; Jenny Marketou, New York, USA; Serkan Ã–zkaya, Istanbul, Turkey; Sabrina Raaf, Chicago, USA; Scott Reeder, Milwaukee, USA; Ryan Swanson, Chicago, USA; Anna Lagiou-Tsouloufi, Chicago, USA; Pamela Z, San Francisco, USA; and Eleni Zouni, Athens, Greece. At the opening reception, on Friday, February 18 2005, Pamela Z will be performing at 7:30 p.m.
Co-Curated by Georgia Kotretsos and Maria Paschalidou, practicing artists in their own right, have invited these distinguished artists to exhibit their works on the subject of the artistâ€™s statement. The artistâ€™s statement, typically composed by the artist, is a document that presents the intention or subject matter of the artistâ€™s work to the audience using the written word. Within the arts community, its creation and use is a contemporary debate.
The panel discussion on March 4th at 5pm at the HMCC will address the subject of artistâ€™s statements with the following distinguished artists, curators and academics of the Chicago arts community: Candida Alvarez, Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing, School of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC); Adam Brooks, Artist; Coordinator of Fine Art program, Columbia College and Curator of the Refco Collection; Michelle Grabner, Artist, Critic and Curator, Associate Professor, Painting and Installation, (SAIC); and Adelheid Mers, Assistant Professor; Art History, Theory, and Criticism, (SAIC).
â€œAs in the act of making work itself, the true meaning of the artistâ€™s statement only becomes apparent through context. A statement can foreground the work, it can act as an extension of the work, it can force us to shift our opinion of the work. It should, however, never simply describe the work. That is the job of the work itself.â€
(Adam Brooks, The Art of Artist Statement catalogue).
HMCC - 801 West Adams, 4th Floor - Chicago
HMCCâ€™s regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am â€“ 4pm; Saturday 11am â€“ 4pm. Regular exhibit admission is free to HMCC Members; $5 for non-Members. Special fees may apply to programs.