Saturday April 22, 2006
Urban Gardening and Exterior Decorating Opening
Location: Version Kuntshalle at Iron Studios 3636 S Iron St. 4th Floor (enter through side)
Hours: 5pm - 2am
Tickets: $10/$5 students

Tonight's program includes a full evening of talks, workshops, fahion show, performances and video screenings. Come early to catch dinner. The Group Group Show will also be open all night..

Urban Gardening and Exterior Decorating (UGED)

How can urban environments become areas for personal and ideological transformations? How can artists create charged public space? In this show we expose the dynamics and aesthetics of street art and recent guerrilla communication. We consider public space in urban environments as a forum for change, and explore, visually, ways of altering and reclaiming our surroundings. At the opening we complement the UGED show with a special DIY Publishing workshop, Instant Printing silk screening, live drawing/illustrating duels and more. Complementary issues of the new Select 9 Agit Prop Poster Magazine will be given away as well as Urban Gardening Kits made of cut outs, stickers, stencils and other ephemera created by this years selected participants.

Featuring work and projects by:

Thor, Michael DeFeo, Barnstormers, John Duda, Stick>05, You Are Beautiful, Sonny, Sighn, Propella, Josh Mac Phee, Ethos, Upso, Ryan Giese, Joe Compean, Melt, Phoneticontrol & PBS, $erge, Mike Genovese, Jon Bollo, Goons, Omgz, Stomach, Viking, Go Postal!, The Sevenist, Devin Kenney, Chris Uphues, Elisa Harkins, Anthony Lewellen, Ninja Girl, Ringo, Edmar, Randall Bailey, Chris Damage, Gary Kachadorian, Graffiti Cañí, Ryan Watkins-Hughes, Randy Rowles, Ryan Duggan, J. Rountree, Adrian Lohmüller, Jenny Carden, Yes Duffy, Ryan Davies, Aay Preston Myint, Myles, Steve Walters, Paul Nudd, Robin Cameron, Bill Mackey, ATX, Ivan Ivanoff, Jose Jimenez, Jeremey Thompson, Alvaro Ilizarbe and others.On Display until May7

Exhibition Hours are Saturday and Sundays noon to 5pm. UGED Exhibition will be open during other Version>06 Kuntshalle Programs.

Artist Dinner
5 pm Join us at our first Korean Polish Bar-B-Q of the Spring on the first floor temporary dining area.

Free University Talks and Workshops
Our first installment of talks, workshops and presentations includes a wide range of publishing and printing workshops and demonstrations during the opening of the Urban Gardening show. Featuring:

7pm Instazine!: Participants will be able to help create a zine at this special collaborative event presented and organized by Gutters. Zines will be made and distributed at the event. Gutters is a free workshop for independent printed media. If it's on paper, and there's more than one of them, they'll show you how to do it.

9pm Comic Art Battle Gutters rocks out a drawing battle Royale with local Chicago Artists.

10pm Printers Action Instant printing with Mikul, and Live Action! screenprinting by Aay Preston_Myint and Myles Smutney Hyde : Bring clothes to have remixed or modified by local silk screening heroes. Version>06 graphic elements and a wide range of work will be available for you to choose from.

Undeground Multiplex
Midnight: Special Lost Film Festival Program with Scott Beiben: The Lost Film festival is a traveling film series featuring progressive social commentary and documentary works.

Performance Program
9pm artist vs. artisan Re-Fashion Show
What do progressive, fringe artists within an urban context have in common with folk artisans living in developing countries? what might be possible if their worlds could collide? a re-fashion show and installation exhibits diy/art-trash garments that have been re-designed by local designers from Fair Trade garments originally made by indian women artisans

Live Music by
KK Rampage
Amerika’z Meth Problem II
Lazer Mountain
Soft Serve

Aspic Tines
DJ Hunter Husar

Receive the new Select 9 PSA Poster-Magazine featuring work by 12 artists and designers from across the planet. This Special Public Service Announcements issue is a contribution to the Urban gardening Kit that can also be assembled at the Urban Gardening and Exterior Gardening event.