2019 Curators Present Conundrum Conversations


Renee Baker as Guest- Artist in Residency 2019

The Phantom Gallery Chicago Network proudly announces Renee Baker as a guest- artist in residency. She will work directly with Phantom Gallery Chicago’s chief curator Alpha Bruton.

Exhibit: We Know Our Blues

Film /Screening

A Natural Born Gambler- Bert Williams
Charleston Parade- Jean Renoir
Both films w
ith new scores by Renee Baker
Recorded by Chicago Modern Orchestra Project

Friday, Jan 4 -  2019
Phantom Gallery Chicago 

Opening 6-9pm

Dinner and wine reception
(RSVP space limited)

What are Creative Conversations?

Creative Conversations are local gatherings of engaged citizens in communities across the country and are part of a grassroots movement to elevate

the profile of arts in America. 

Historic Overton Hygienic Building, 3619 - 3627 S. State Street, Art, and Social Justice, "Examining the State of Our Environment, Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2018.Artist: Toussaint  Warner, Curator: Paula Robinson, Moderator: Larissa A. Johnson

Phantom Gallery Chicago panel discussion in 2007, at the Switch Station Artist Lofts, East Garfield Park, Chicago, IL

Join us on BlogTalkRadio by scheduling a podcast to discuss yourself and your art practice. Submit proposals to phantomgallerychicago@gmail.com. 

Pop-Up Research Station has developed gradually: by hosting curators and artists who have and are exploring  “Temporary Public Art Installations,”  ” Storefront Art Movements,” “Creative Place-making,” and projects that are the impetus for “Tactical Urbanism/Cultural Urban Planning”.… urban movement has come to be known under many names, “Pop-up.”

Our methodology for collecting data is to call the guest artist and ask them, in casual conversation, about their current project and the trajectory of their practice. Investigation: What does it mean to exhibit in temporary installation spaces outside the museum? Unanticipated Impacts? How do the current body of work and the films you are currently screening intersect with the ideas of art and social justice

CALL for Curators 2019
Exhibition -Installation Artists 

Deadline or Post Expiration: Open Call 

Call for papers are ongoing/projects for the art and social justicAction Network.

We Know Our Blues Film installation/screening

"Art is Business" Re-post for Renee C. Baker

2019 Exhibit: We Know Our Blues Film Installation/Screening
A Natural Born Gambler- Bert Williams
Opening - Jan 4 -  Closing -Feb 4, 2019
Phantom Gallery Chicago Network 
Opening 6-9pm
Dinner and wine reception

Exhibit: We Know Our Blues Film installation/screening
A Natural Born Gambler- Bert Williams
Charleston Parade- Jean Renoir
Both films with new scores by Renee Baker
Recorded by Chicago Modern Orchestra Project

A Natural Born Gambler is a 1916 silent film short, the first of only two films starring Broadway comic and singer Bert Williams. The film was Williams' first two-reel comedy and was a film that was expected not to disappoint audiences and was highly anticipated. 

Initial release: July 24, 1916
Director: Bert Williams
Screenplay: Bert Williams
Production company: Biograph Company
Producer: Bert Williams
Cast: Bert Williams, Wes Jenkins

Come and join the Phantom Gallery Chicago as we begin our 2019 open studio's first Friday, exhibits, creative conversations, art talks, and more. Located at the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, 436 E. 47th Street, Suite #205.

Gallery office hours Wednesday- Thursday, 10am - 2pm, or by appointment.  
773-68106570  for updated information

Creative Grounds & The Future of Social Infrastructure Podcasts

Creative Grounds & The Future of Social Infrastructure 11/29 by Phantom Gallery Chicago Network | Visual Arts Podcasts:

Our democracy lives and breathes in our social spaces. Creative Grounds is an installation that invites to think spatially and geographically utilizing maps and places as visuals to reflect on the cityscape and quality of our social infrastructure – parks, schools, community centers, libraries. Using cartography and inventory less by their technical attributes, and more as tools for visualization of distribution and concentration, this installation contrasts and compares the location of closed public schools in Chicago from 2013 – the largest school closings in the history of the United States – to raise questions about investment and disinvestment, social equity and justice.

Paola Aguirre Serrano is the founder of BORDERLESS — Chicago-based urban design and research studio-workshop focused on cultivating collaborative design agency through interdisciplinary projects. With the emphasis on exchange and communication across disciplines, Borderless explores creative city design and civic engagement proposals that address the complexity of urban systems and social equity by looking at intersections between architecture, urban design, infrastructure, landscape, planning, and civic participatory processes.

Paola is also an active educator, and currently teaches architecture The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has taught urban design at the Sam Fox School of Design Washington University in St. Louis and social impact design at Archeworks.

"Art is Business"