Oct 23rd 2009

Zombie: A Mindless Affair and Irene Perez

@ Antena

1765 S Laflin St, Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, October 23rd, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Friday, October 23rd

Celebrations that invite us to observe a historical occurrence are still strongly practiced in contemporary culture. Halloween, as celebrated is America, profoundly depicts the strongest features from gothic and horror literature, film, TV, and graphic arts. Among the repertoire of traditional characters, the zombie distinguishes itself for possessing the biology and behavior of a normal human being, yet lacks consciousness. This exhibition uses the vernacular of the mythological zombie as a starting point to engage in ideas of death, mindlessness and symbolisms for the occult and inexplicable. The term zombie also intends to address issues referring to the mindless self in a social spectrum: leading and following; acts of automatism and fanatic behaviors.

Curated by Edra Soto. Work by C Through Outfit (Erik Brown, Catie Olsen, Carl Warnick and Dawn Reed), Deborah Boardman, Nate Lee, Jason Mena, Mindy Rose Schwartz, Amanda Browder, Derek Chan, Christopher Simkins, Christopher Smith, Ann Toebbe, Harold Mendez, Paul Nudd, Noah Berlatsky, Vladimir Kharitonsky, Dan Peters, Gretel Garcia, Susannah Kite Strang, Rachel Hewitt, Corinne Halbert, Bert Stabler, Beatriz Monteavaro, Miguel Cortez, Edra Soto, Candace Briceno, Death by Design Co. (Teena McClelland and Michelle Maynard), The Wiener Girls (Sydney Croskery and Katey Rafanello), Betsy Odom, Jen Thomas and Bobby Lively, Chris Hammes, Andrea Jablonski and Jeff Libersher.

Irene Perez in the Also Project Wall Space.

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