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Four Artists in Concert

23 Jun - 04 Jul 2009

FOUR ARTISTS IN CONCERT:

An exhibition of visual art by Morgan Russell, Mark Wiener, Fedele Spadafora, and Stephan Fowlkes

Presented by the Project Room for New Media at the
Chelsea Art Museum

June 23 – July 4, 2009

The exhibition Four Artists in Concert arose out of Music & Art, a concert series highlighting emerging new music ensembles and visual artists. In collaboration between Performing Arts at CAM and Artlog.com, the concert series took place at Chelsea Art Museum during the fall and winter of 2008/2009. Visual artists from across the globe were invited to submit work through the arts community site artlog.com, emulating the themes of the concerts. Chelsea Art Museum curators considered all submitted work and selected two artists, Morgan Russell and Mark Wiener to be exhibited in The Project Room for New Media. The public selected two additional artists through a voting system, Fedele Spadafora and Stephan Fowlkes, to be included in the exhibition. The product of this unique project is Four Artists in Concert.
The Project Room for New Media is an incubator of new ideas, showcasing groundbreaking concepts in all art mediums, and the intersection of the arts through technology. Four Artists in Concert relies on technology to create the exhibition’s immersive environment that intersects art and music. The Internet was also vital to the initial process whereby artists listened to music samples online and uploaded their work on the website artlog.com.
The Music & Art series was designed to promote innovation and creativity in the Performing Arts at CAM series; to create an awareness and interest among young adults in the works of contemporary composers; to explore the natural and necessary relationship between music and the visual arts in accordance with Chelsea Art Museum’s mission. Through Artlog’s free online social platform, artists and art lovers from around the world were given the opportunity to engage and participate with the series online.
The music program, curated by Konrad Kaczmarek, emphasized cross-genre chamber music and live electronics. It included music by Konrad Kaczmarek, Red Hooker, Tristan Perich, Build, Now Ensemble, and William Brittelle, whose recordings will be played in the exhibition space. The Project Room focuses on immersive experiences that bring together all art mediums and this is an important aspect of this installation.