In 2007, The Present Tense, a Boston-based live art initiative joined forces with Chicago area Artist and Curator, Joseph Ravens. We organized an exchange between performance artists that were working in both cities at the time. This collaboration was a successful one. So successful in fact, we have decided to organize another exchange that will happen in September. Joseph has selected artists from Chicago who will travel to share their work in a live public event in Boston.
These artists include:
MEREDITH AND ANNA
ELENA KATSULIS & ERIN PEISERT
The Present Tense has selected 6 artists to represent Boston in a live event at Joseph’s Gallery, Defibrillator in Chicago. These Artists include:
DANIEL S. DELUCA
In addition to these live events. The Present Tense will produce a series of video interviews that will be hosted on their web archive: ThePresentTense.org. This will bring this exchange to a larger audience.
Currently, this exchange is made possible by the generosity of the participating artists and our immediate art communities. Everything is being paid for out of pocket. We are asking Kickstarter to help us raise funds so that we can do the following:
Alleviate travel costs to the artists
Pay for artist materials
Provide stipends to the artists
Better promote the exchange
Live art exists in the moment that it is made. It is crucial for there to opportunities for artists to make this work in the present moment and for people to be able to experience it live. This exchange will offer this. It will also build and nurture connections and dialogues between artists and curators that will inspire new opportunities for the arts!
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