2015 Guest Curator Announced!

(Photo: Paul Giallorenzo)

Spudnik Press Cooperative and Homeroom Chicago are embarking on the next rendition of Ten x Ten with our Guest Curator, Elastic Arts. Elastic Arts, who affords the community the opportunity to participate in uncommon and stimulating programming in an intimate performance environment, free from commercial restraints, is an ideal collaborator. They are a cultural staple in the Avondale/Logan Square neighborhood and renowned for, among other things, their Thursday night Improvised Music Series.

The 2015 Collection brings together visual artists and musicians that incorporate improvisation into their art practice. We highlight the genre of jazz and investigate how artists across media interpret improvisation. Curators Dave Rempis and Paul Giallorenzo are inviting ten musicians to create an ensemble that will perform the new works commissioned through this project. Each musician will compose one track, each created in partnership with a visual artist.

New this year, we invite our audience to witness these cross-media collaborations through live performances, to be held in early 2015 at Elastic Arts.

Also new this year, we are scaling up the original prints to provide a more substantial canvas for our visual artists. We will produce an edition of just ten hand printed serigraphs. A limited edition catalog of the prints will be paired with the vinyl record and distributed as a collectable compilation.  Ten x Ten 2015 will be released in the Fall of 2015.

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