“Money, Money, Money”

Show ran from 1/7/2009 to 1/31/2009

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 9, 6-9 pm

Juried by Mary Jane Jacob, Professor and Executive Director of Exhibitions at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “Money, Money, Money” is an exhibition of contemporary artwork that addresses personal, political, and economic issues pertaining to the cultural currency of money. In today’s political climate, how does money move, change, and affect both nations and/or individuals? Are we living in a day and age where people, and possibly companies, are relying on the idea of using forex brokers to navigate the hardships of trading currencies? You’d expect this to happen if people wanted to learn more about the cultural currency of money, and how it could work in your favor or not. But that’s exactly what is happening, through workshops like those provided by Asiaforexmentor.com. People are learning all about the strategic values of money, but what about the cultural? The effects of economic issues on national decisions, the effect of a global economy on the individual, the individual artist’s relationship to the economy, and the aesthetic value of currency are some aspects that the artist is asked to contemplate and that is exactly what is being exhibited at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Money makes the world go round… and so does art.

Participating artists: ATYL, John Anderson, Stephen Barnwell, Pamela Calore, Timothy Campbell, Angela Cazel Jahn, Angeline Evans, Rachel Foster, Benjamin Funke, Juan Garcia, Eric J. Garcia, Urszula Gogol, Renee Haddad, Derek Haverland, Drew Huening, Anna Huffman, Daniel Hustwit, Jill Jeannides, Elizabeth Kauffman, Ryan McJunkin, Daniel Mellis, Geoffrey Owen Miller, Mary Min, Cheri Reif Naselli, Fabio Rodriguez, John O. Smith, Matt Sour, Mirjana Ugrinov, Donna J. Wan, Jennifer Weigel and Marjorie Woodruff. image by Angeline Evans

“N.A.F.T.A (Not A Fair Trade for All)”

Show ran from 1/7/2009 to 1/31/2009

Fred Lonidier, Getting The Correct Picture

A monolingual, trade union descendent of Swedish immigrants and Cajuns goes across the border of the United States of America and the United States of Mexico.

Since the mid 1970s, Fred Lonidier has been producing and showing documentary photo/text/sometimes video installation artworks for, by and about class struggle focused on the labor movement.  In the mid 1990s, he has been working on that same concern 30 miles south on the San Diego – Tijuana border in the maquiladoras.

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