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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Chicago Eccentrics

THE SCHOOL OF PANAMERICAN UNREST Arriving in Chicago!
The School of Panamerican Unrest is an artist-led, not-for profit public art project that seeks to generate connections between the different regions of the Americas through discussions, both short-term and long-term collaborations between organizations and individuals.

The project also seeks to involve a wide range of publics and engage them at different levels in a dialogue about alternative ways to understand the history, ideology, and lines of thought that have significantly impacted in the political, social and cultural events in the Americas.

Its main component is a nomadic forum or think-tank that is crossing the hemisphere by land, from Anchorage, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina (Tierra del Fuego). This hybrid project includes a collapsible and movable architectural structure in the form of a Schoolhouse, as well as a video and book collection component inside the van in which the journey is being made.

On each of its stops, the SPU will offer a number of public programs in collaboration with its host.

CHICAGO PANEL
At each stop, the School will facilitate a discussion/roundtable with local participants on a subject that is of both local and Panamerican relevance. The discussions will be summarized in the daily blog, and papers and other information will be posted on the main website (www.panamericanismo.org).

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, 220 East Chicago Ave. (Tel. 312-280-2660)
Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 pm, FREE ADMISSION

The Chicago Eccentrics
Moderators: Pablo Helguera and Encarnacion Teruel

John Corbett, Professor, SAIC, Co-director, Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery
Ed Marszewski, Executive Director Version Festival, Lumpen Magazine
Tony Fitzpatrick, Artist, Entrepreneur
Ruth Lopez, Art & Design Editor, Timeout Chicago
Elvia Rodriguez, Visual artist, Co-Founder, Artist Collective POLVO
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