Ed Marszewski on PAPERMAG

January 29, 2009 · Print This Article

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PAPERMAG has an article by Sean Keenan on BAS friend and guest Ed Marszewski. They discuss Ed’s Proximity Magazine, Lumpen, Select Media Festival, Version, The Co-Prosperity Sphere, and Chicago’s “underground” art scene. If your not familiar with Ed or any of his endeavors, it’s worth taking a look at.

via Sean Keenan for PAPERMAG:

“Ed Marszewski could very well be the king of Chicago’s underground art scene. He’s the founder of The Co-Prosperity Sphere, one of the largest alternative art spaces in Chicago, located in the south side neighborhood of Bridgeport. In addition to hosting regular exhibitions and occasional concerts, each year he puts on two weeklong festivals, Select Media in the fall and Version in the spring, showcasing experimental work from around the world (the theme of last year’s Select Media festival was “Infoporn,” and Version’s theme was “Dark Matter.”) Marzewski also runs Lumpen, a free local art publication, and his most recent project, the Chicago-centric but nationally distributed, Proximity magazine, connects this scene to the larger art community. Marzewski recently sat down with PAPERMAG to shed some light into the booming alternative art scene in Chicago.”

Read the entire article here:

Listen to Ed’s episode here.

One Response to “Ed Marszewski on PAPERMAG”

  1. ed is great for the city, does so much for many types of artists. i’ve shown video work at both select and version fests and chicago art department has also participated in version fest in the past, they were all great experiences. i personally don’t have a clue how he does it all, but i’m glad he’s able.

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