Mega Mall Chicago Aug 28 – Sept 3, 2011


A series of seven day-long exhibitions at Booth 415–416 of the Chicago Megamall.

Mega Mall Chicago is a series of seven day-long exhibitions curated by local artists, gallerists, and curators. The event takes place from August 28 to Septemeber 3, 2011, at the Mega Mall Flea Market, located at 2500 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Each exhibition is one day only and will be open to the public from 4–8pm. It’s just like, it’s just like, a mini mall.

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Artist/curator dates & lineup include:

August 28 – Marcel Alcala
August 29 – Jose Lerma
August 30 –  Diego Leclery
August 31 – Eric May
September 1 – Alex Herrera
Septemeber 2 – Jason Lazarus
September 3 – Bea Fremderman

“I am the organizer for a week-long series of one-day, pop-up art exhibitions at the Mega Mall, in Chicago, IL. The series will feature a revolving display of work culled from a multitude of Chicago-based artists. My intent is to expose Chicago to the broad expanse of relevant contemporary work produced here.

Organizing a show in a place designed explicitly for non-luxury commerce runs contrary to the model used by current art fairs, where access is denied to those without status or privilege. A tattoo artist in the Mega Mall becomes equivalent to a museum director, and personal, real world, life-applicable experiences such as the purchase of a diet coke at a Chinese restaurant become more relevant than the auctioning off of some century-old Cubist painting.”

— ♥ Marcel Alcala

More: megamallchicago.com

Event organizer: Marcel Alcala
Assistant organizer: Hiba Ali
PR / installation: Brandon Seckler
Installation: Natacha Stolz
Website: Walter Latimer

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