Version Festival Opens this Thursday April 17, 2008 and ends April 27, 2008.
This year our theme is Dark Matter.
On Thursday April 17 Join us at Country Club Gallery for the Space 1026 Group show!
Location: 1100 N Damen Ave
Hours: 6pm - 11pm
( there is a secret after party with Mahjongg and others.)
Version is the most important time of the year for many of us at the C-PS., Lumpen, etc.. We dedicate a lot of time and effort in bringing the future of the art worlds to the city of Chicago. We hope you will join us these next few weeks to experience some of what you will become more familiar with in years to come. It's our labor of love. We want to share it with you.
On opening nite Philly- based Space 1026 ( http://space1026.com/) artists create an installation of prints along with a collaborative element of an exquisite corpse canvas. They come armed with screens for a live silkscreen event on-site. Bring a shirt or whatever you want silk screened.
There will also be some live music by Philly bands.
AND DON'T MISS!
Friday April 18 is a the huge art happening Dark Matter Group show in Bridgeport, the Community of the Future at Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St)
On Saturday And Sunday we host our version of an art fair meets science fair : the NFO XPO.
We think of it as a DIY trade show for experimental art and action. And it happens for two days from 1pm to 2 or 3am each nite.. Meet groups and artist collectives from all over the US and the world. Check out awesome speakers, Watch some great videos, and feel the live music.
visit the site to to figure it all out.. http://www.versionfest.org
Do not miss this opening weekend program. we guarantee it will be worth your time.
if you do miss an event or exhibition and want to keep track of what is happening check out the Version>08 blog. we will offer tips to navigate the festival, photos, and links to what others are saying about the festival and other stuff..
see you somewhere.