HAPPY COLLABORATIONIST • FALL 2009 SERIES • HERMANO
The Happy Collaborationist are all finally back in Chicago after a summer of temporarily disbanding to different corners of the globe pursuing other projects and hobbies!
We are excited to present to you our Fall 2009 exhibition series entitled “Hermano,” featuring five shows in three months at the Happy Collaborationist Exhibition Space located at 1254 N. Noble (Division Blue Line). This is our first curated series and explores notions of fraternity through pairings of artists selected based on their strong collaborative bond noted throughout their work and real life relationships. The series will focus primarily on performance and installation work, mediums which the Happy Collaborationist are happy* to continue prominently promoting a stage and venue for in the contemporary art scene of Chicago.
Oct. 2nd Karen Bovonich and Tannar Veatch "SONS"
Oct. 29th Peter Skvara and Theodore Boggs "BUNK"
November 14th Paul Cowan and Scott Cowan
Dec. 5th Asher Danziger and Michael Meyer
Dec. 18th Industry of the Ordinary
Please stay tuned
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The Happy Collaborationists is a Chicago based curatorial and artistic entity consisting of Anna Trier, Hadley Vogel, and Meredith Weber. Our focus as “Happy C.” has been to provide a venue for the creation and exhibition of performance, installation and new media derived works. Striving to facilitate the exhibition of projects and artists we believe in through collaboration and dissemination of our philosophy through experience and incorporation. As a collective we exist in solidarity and express this through the donning of blue wigs, creating a visual moniker. Our first manifestation was through a quarterly publication that has evolved into a catalogue of our curated series to serve as a record of the ephemeral events we have hosted. In our most recent endeavor, our curative nature was more expressly connected to our performative practice and propelled us towards a new mode of communication and bridged the gap between art and art events – curation as art.