Tale of 2 Cities

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© Courtesy of Chicago urban Art Society (CUAS)
Tale of 2 Cities

600 West Cermak Road
Unit 1B
Chicago, IL 60616
April 8th, 2011 - April 23rd, 2011
Opening: April 8th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

South Side
Thursday + Friday 6pm-9pm and Saturday 1pm-6pm
film, video installation


2cities: A Visual Dialogue Between Chicago & Detroit
Dual City Live Stream Opening Reception: Friday, April 8th 6-9 p.m.

This event is open to the public and available for viewing during regular gallery hours.

Six filmmakers from Chicago and six from Detroit’s films are presented in video installations. Their short and feature length documentaries, experimental films, and social exposes stand as communication about social and cultural relevance. The show moderates this cross city conversation.

Consistent in this exhibition curated by Abbey Odunlami with creative design by Peter Kepha is the idea of identity based on settings. You are immersed in 2cities, simultaneously, through the works of 12 filmmakers, 6 from either city through video/film Installations. Though these films are unique and diverse in subject matter, they take on a combined characteristic and a representation of the cities which they depict. Experimenting with not just presentation, but more importantly with communication towards another city, an SOS in some sense. A visual art background display will assist in presenting the dual city landscape whereby creating an environment for the viewer.

The official opening reception in both Detroit and Chicago from April 8th till April 10th. The Chicago run will take place at the Chicago urban art society in Chicago and at the Detroit exhibit with take place at the 5e Gallery located at 2661 w. Michigan Ave. in downtown Detroit. The Filmmakers featured in the show are Jack Cronin (Detroit), Brandon Walley (Detroit), Orlando Ford (Detroit), Oren Goldenburg (Detroit), Nicole Macdonald (Detroit), Bill Brown (Detroit), Tom Palazzollo (Chicago), James Gallant & Vern Cummins (Chicago), Ronit Bezalel (Chicago), Carmine Cervi (Chicago), Todd Lillethun (Chicago) and Sree Nallamothu. Official exhibit website.