Opened June 2011,
URI-EICHEN Gallery is independent space for art and community building in Pilsen. For information about shows and for information about using the space for events please contact us @
2101 S Halsted. Corner of Halsted and 21st Street. CTA bus stop at gallery door. Nearest elevated train stop: Halsted orange line.
Calendar of EVENTS
Dimitris Michalakis and Marina Miliou-Theocharaki: Austerity and Greece
Dimitris Michalakis' photographs interpret the chaos of life in austerity at home. Since 2009 Greece has faced the consequences of a severe economic crisis. Consecutive austerity packages, following
July 11: Opening 6pm-10pm
Austerity and Greece by appointment only through August 1. For an appointment call 312 852 7717
2101 South Halsted
CHICAGO Illinois 60608
Greece’s bail-out agreement with the EU and the IMF have been tearing apart the social fabric, placing extreme pressure upon the middle class and spreading misery across society. Dimitris Michalakis was born in 1977 in Elefsina, Greece. He studied photography at the Focus School of Photography in Athens. Since 2004 he has been a regular contributor to K Magazine, (Kathimerini Sunday edition), and the E Magazine (Eleytherotypia Sunday edition). His photographs have been published in various Greek and international publications (Spiegel, Die Zeit, Rolling Stones Magazine). He has traveled on journalistic missions to more than 30 countries, mainly in ex Soviet Countries.
Marina Miliou-Theocharaki was born in Athens, Greece and lives and works in Chicago. She is currently completing the final year of a dual Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently investigating the radical changes taking place in the Eurozone economy, and in particular their jarring consequences for the Greek populace. With emphasis on the dynamic relation between immigrants and a recent surge in Neo---Nazi activity, she creates experiential narratives. http://marinamiliou---theo.com/home.html
July 11- Special Event: 8pm Discussion: Global Failures of Austerity
Discussion: The global failures of austerity with Mel Rothenberg and on local austerity issues with Kari Lydersen
Bios for the presenters on panel:
Kari Lydersen is a Chicago-based reporter, author and journalism instructor specializing in energy, the environment, labor and immigration issues. She is the author of Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%, and four other books, including a just-released chronicle about the struggle to close Chicago’s coal power plants. She is community fellowship director of the Social Justice News Nexus program at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and she also works as a research associate for the Medill Watchdog Project.
Mel Rothenberg: a year after his arrival at the University of Chicago as a mathematics instructor in the fall of 1961 he became active in Chicago SNCC, which was to become the leading radical civil rights organization in the city for a number of years. He was to remain on the mathematics faculty of the University of Chicago until his retirement in 1999. His theoretical interests and writings have focused on the lessons of the Soviet period, and what they mean for the transition to socialism, and in particular what the fundamental strategic issues are that confront the construction of a mass, working class movement for Socialism in the advanced industrial world. Since his retirement as an active research mathematician, he has focused on the study of Political Economy. He is a founding member of the Chicago Political Economy Group, which has done economic policy analysis particularly in the area of job creation.
Global Human Rights and Economic Justice Series
August 8: A Different Way: Brazil: lowering income inequality and social movements: group show and discussion focused on Brazil's Landless Worker's Movement. Discussion with Ruth Needleman and Jeff Frank
September 12: BOYCOTT! The Art of Economic Activism from American Friends Service Committee and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, LA
October - December
October: Chicago Artists Month and Pilsen Open Studios
November: Joe Hill 100 Years Part 3- GULF Labor Rights, with Joe Hill music from Bucky Halker
December: 3rd Annual Human Rights Day Show: Chicago Alliance of African American Photographers