Music Video and Discourse Video Release and lecture: The work of Mexican Graphic Artist and filmmaker Gran Om
Pilsen Outpost, El BeiSMan, Cultural Arts online magazine and OPEN Center for the Arts have the pleasure of inviting the public to join the filmmaker, Gran OM, at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago, IL 60608, Wednesday August 26th, 7pm – 10pm for a screening and discussion of his video. Immediately following the discussion there will be a reception for the artist. Admission is free and open to the public.
One of Mexico’s most engaging and prolific young filmmaker’s and graphic artist visits Chicago to present his most recent video work and lecture based on his project Music Video and Discourse. Known for works that confront the reality of Mexico’s social and political Perspectives. In Music Video and Discourse, film is used as a tool for making tangible transformation by making visible present social conflicts. One of its main objectives is producing music video with artists committed with their communities and assuming a proactive point of view to deliver an alternative to the present music industry.
Gran Om is a filmmaker and graphic artist born and raised in Mexico City.
His work is multidisciplinary, ranging from popular printing, gig posters and propaganda to filmmaking, documentaries and music videos that link social and political processes and human rights issues. As a graphic and visual artist Gran Om has exhibited his work internationally. His last exhibit in Chicago 2014 in Pilsen was received with tremendous accolades.
Pilsen Outpost is an artist run retail shop and gallery in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The shop/gallery is open Mon & Tue by appointment, Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 8pm and is located at 1958 W. 21st Street in Chicago.