How to train a hipster:
We’ve all seen them with their skinny pants, excessively vintage clothes, hair cut in the dark, and toting around their disposable music on a bike. Whats their cause: looking like they didn’t try so hard to look that good. period. I don’t know how to train a hipster but thankfully Artist Victor Montañez and his group show at the APO building seem to know the answer and it doesn’t even involve buying one pair of skinny pants.
Their plan to train hipster in Pilsen is to help them find a cause that they believe in, thru music and art, but hipsters simply need to dig a little deeper and I don’t mean in the sale bin at Knee Deep. Victor Montañez seems to believe that Pilsen itself does the job of challenging people into finding an irresistible cause they believe in and “Arte de Rebellion” at the APO building is taking on the ambitious task of asking people to stand up for that cause. With an Anti-establishment, pro-interdependence group show and CD release (more on that later) all happening over the Pilsen Open Studios weekend they are calling out to the authentic voice of Pilsen to come out and join them to voice their cause whether it be anti-establishment, equality for all genders, feminist ideals, pro-immigration or if your simply looking to view art that is for the people with no translator necessary.
As an artist Victor Montañez is truly revolutionary, his art is interchangeable, as complex as you are and calls you to look within yourself to find that cause you knew you always stood for.
Besides being a revolutionary artist Victor makes an awesome Sangria, his wife Josie and lovely daughter make for great company with the kind of conversation that makes you regret having to leave, however, thankfully this photographer has plans on going back for seconds! If you see him on the street say hi, I’m positive Victor would stop and chat.
He will be showing at the APO building over the Pilsen Open Studios weekend.
Oct 15th & 16th