Pop Up Research Station- Investigates Social Practice Projects

Preparation is also underway to begin our on air panel discussions connecting with art organizers in various cities for our pre-summit online conference, which will happen on in November 2014, listen in or contact us at popuprearchstation@gmail.com

The theme this year for Chicago Artists Month is “Crossing Borders”; starting in November the Pop Up research station will resume our weekly on air radio interviews with blogtalkradio.com/GYST-ink. 
GYST Radio calls in number:  (914) 338-0532.

Phantom Gallery Chicago and Phantom Galleries LA have come together with the intent to create a network of support for artists and arts organizations who are engage in creative placemaking.

I  attended the Roots and Remedies Conference in Detroit Michigan, on July 17th, and have schedule live interviews with art organizers from Oakland Artist Coalition  who have transformed Detroit’s Historic North End neighborhood.

National Conference Attendees on Tour
  “Oakland Artists transforms historic corridor in Detroit’s North End”
Tour public art sites along Oakland Avenue in Detroit’s historic North End neighborhood with members of the Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition. 
Proposed Flagship Location

Urban Farming and Art
Learn more about the initiative’s historical context, recent public art projects and glimpse future plans for the art corridor. We will end our tour at Oakland Avenue Farm and Market and stroll through this awesome example of the intersection of art, urban agriculture and community engagement.

Building a 21st Century MovementResearch Justice

How does research fit into our campaigns? What does it mean to integrate the principles and practice of research justice into our work?  Participants walked away with concrete tools on how target research can make our social change campaigns more successful and how research can support campaign planning and execution. 

We discussed how to redefine research and the idea of “expertise” in our own terms, highlight research as a tool we already use actively in our daily lives, and harness it as a tool to serve our needs. And, we will collectively begin to surface the connections between the knowledge that already exists in our communities and the political power we are trying to build.
This project is funded by Hatchfund,GYST, Phantom Gallery LA, and membership donations from Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, Creative-Currency, Praxis, UIC, EMU,Borderbend Arts Collective, with support from DCASE Chicago Artists Month.

POP Up Movie Theatre- "Vacation Spot:" Art

Graphic Art by Raven Bedenfield

Artists Salon, “Culture Bridge”

Curator Marianna Buchwald
Oct 28th, 6:30pm – 9pm
Bronzeville Artist Lofts
Phantom Gallery Chicago Loft Gallery Room 205
440 E. 47th Street,Chicago IL  60653

RSVP required space is limited, call Marianna at 773-507-1300, or Alpha Bruton 773-681-6570 (leave cell,email address)

Marianna Buchwald
Artists Salon, Culture Bridge” DANK House Curator Marianna Buchwald each year forms  International Art Ambassadors, Christine Perri,  Nichole Harrod, Kenya, Renee Baker, Cherie Locket,  During the Salon, ambassadors will discuss various entry points of their tour, and present those interactions through lively conversation, and sharing of the experience. BYOB


I flew from Chicago to Frankfurt and arrive at 10am July 8 in Frankfurt and then took the train to Hannover and arrive in Hannover at 3pm as of July 9. at my friend Ulrike in Hannover, 051166 2163, Isernhagenerstr. 53, Hannover

Hannover: Marianna begins her rehearsals with mask performers July 12. - Aug. 7. and Aug.10. ( mask course will take place Saturdays and Monday evenings at the FZH VAhrenwald) Nichole and Kenya are joining her in Hannover Aug. 5. 

Syke: Marianna picks up Renee Baker from Hannover, Aug. 11.( Marianna also delivers large masks and puppets on a transport back from Syke to Hannover with help by the museum), drives back to Syke wit Renee Baker.

Aug. 12. - Aug. 14.
Anne Bendig, Ursula Gallenkamp, Telly Vander Smissen, Zoya Shubina, Christa Zoch, Barbara Macherius, Stefanie Hehr,Zari Harat,Renee Baker, Marianna Buchwald, Kenya Rao Zen, Dominic Gray participate in residency Art in Action, at the Kreismuseum in Syke, creating art, music, dance, poetry, collaborating etc. if the weather is beautiful we can work in the garden of the museum and at a large room Die Diele. We will provide our own materials to create visual and sound work, we will include other artists and also create individual work for the exhibition Aug. 15. We will also document our process to be shared at other events in Germany and USA.

Nichole and Kenya and Dominc Gray will be able to stay with Ursula Gallenkamp in Bremen,arrangements can be made for other participants , artists in Germany,to stay at a small hotel near the Kreismuseum in Syke .

Aug. 15.
artists are installing art work at the Kreissparkasse in Syke for an exhibition until Aug. 26., the exhibition will open at 5pm Aug. 15. at the Kreissparkasse.
art work will include work created by artists and also work created during the residency: Art in Action.Wolfgang Stapelfeld and Zoya offered to help to organize, and also offered to show art scene in Bremen to Chicago Artists on Aug 16th.

Bremen to Chicago artists Aug. 16.

Aug. 17. - 20.
Cherie Lockett and Christine Perri are flying into Hamburg, they are going to stay at hotels near the KunstHalle. 
Marianna, Nichole,Renee,Cherie, Kenya and Dominic will need to stay at families and friends organized by Sabine .
During the time in Hamburg, we are going to visit art and culture events, we will visit the art studio by Zari Harat, we will give a workshop Aug. 20. Mask - Mime - Art- Music at the school organized by Sabine.

Aug. 21.
8pm, Renee Baker is having a performance in Berlin,
Earlier that day, the group Marianna, Nichole, Christine, Kenya,Cherie is traveling by train from Hamburg to Berlin, (Marianna will have a Germany rail pass)for the rest of the group there will be group rates available traveling as a group by train.Marianna will provide more information about time table and rates for train travel to Berlin,)
Aug. 22.

We might be able to do a presentation of our work as artists and a  mask music workshop at the venue by Liz Eber.
If not, Marianna, Nichole, Kenya, Cherie, Renee will travel to

Mirow to perform at a gallery event.
Christine and dominic will be in Berlin.
Aug. 23.
Marianna, Cherie, Kenya, Dominc will perform at Gallery am Schloss, we will find out if Renee Baker can join us, she might have more commitments with musicians in Berlin. Dominc might also have other engagements in Berlin.

Marianna, Cherie, Kenya,Renee will stay overnight with friends of Marianna in Mirow.
Nichole will leave early on Aug. 24. for her  train and flight to Spain.

Aug. 24 - Aug. 27
Marianna, Cherie, Renee, Kenya, Christine will travel back to Berlin, We all will need to stay at youth hostel, hotel, Servas , friend' place, rented apartment,
we are interested in apartment deal, Nichole had found out about. Nichole please forward us that information.

Marianna, Cherie, Kenya interested in performing to music by music ensembles with Renee Baker.

-Aug. 27.
Marianna will return to Syke to uninstall exhibition and store some of the art works,Bremen artists will need to pick up art work.

Aug. 24. - 29.Cherie and Christine are staying in Berlin to fly back from Berlin to Chicago
Marianna flyes back Aug. 29. from Frankfurt to Chicago

Sept. Art Salon Presentation of Culture Bridge at the DANK House in Chicago,

Oct- Phantom Gallery Chicago Loft Gallery, Bronzeville Artist Lofts

Feb. 2015, Exhibition Culture Bridge at the DANK House in Chicago with USA and German Artists.


Piotr Wolodkovicz: Ph.773 592 3442 ,Marianna Buchwald ph. 773 507 1300
The International Art Group is residing at the DANK haus,4740N.Western
The International Art Group has monthly meetings, every last tues, of every month, 6:30 - 9pm. The IAG hosts a monthly salon held on the last Tuesday of each month, we feature different artist monthly.
In keeping the gallery scene fresh and exciting, we invite artists from many different communities and countries to exhibit at our gallery.  Also, contributing to this wonderful experience are performance artists who we invite to enliven these events.
The Gallery is open nightly  5pm, or by appointment.   
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For more information or to download photos go online to www.internationalartadventures.com

Phantom Gallery Announces 1st Annual Pop-up Movie Theatre

"Vacation Spot" is curated by Janelle Vaughn Dowell

Scheduled every Friday, between 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
at Gallery Guichard (Parking Lot) located at 436 East 47th Street, Chicago IL  60653

"Vacation Spot" reflects a series of films and original video projections produced by Janelle Dowell that show the significance of African American resort communities. Several films produced by Oscar Micheaux (who was inspired to produce films after frequently visiting Idlewild, Michigan) reflect an honest portrayal of black life on the silver screen in the early 20th Century.

Oscar Micheaux 

Micheaux, from Chicago stockyards to the silver screen, in his heyday, was the most high-profile of the filmmakers who created “race” films with black casts for black audiences. Among his more significant productions were “Within Our Gates” (1920), which the documentary describes as “an unflinching account of the contemporary Negro experience,” complete with depictions of lynching’s and alcohol abuse, and “Body and Soul” (1925), in which the great singer Paul Robeson portrays a sinister preacher. Most of Micheaux’s productions are now lost or exist only in fragments. 

Come out and enjoy this stimulating drive-in series and galley projection experience.

Silent Films- Turn on your radio, and enjoy

October 4, 2014
Within Our Gates (1920)

October 11, 2014
Pictorial View of Idlewild Michigan (1927)
Produced by Chicago Daily News

October 18, 2014
Body and Soul (1947)

October 31, 2014
Swing! (1938)

Renee Baker Presents- Solo Exhibition

"Art is Business" Curator Alan Emerson Hicks