10dence art gallery - creative concepts & project development

10dence art collective

Within de typesetting of the 10dence art collectives’ name, the Rotterdam areacode (010) implies an indication on their working location in Schiedam. During the period 2001 – 2007, preparations took place in order to result into the foundation of the 10dence art collective in december 2008 in Schiedam. The title 10dence further on carries the word ‘ tendence’ by meaning of ‘direction of development’ and ‘message’, targetting with these keywords on some of the basic aims of the collective.
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By means of concept, the 10dence art collective profiles itself as a multidisciplinary nucleus for innovative creative endeavors, where the participants of the collective, in collaboration with a wide range of creative participants, generate artistic productions which encompass an unprecedented panoply of works of art embracing painting, drawing, photography, video, literature, sculpture and music, and the collective surveys the cross-current of activities that constituted the artistic output.

As a contemporary urban art collective, focusing on bringing together innovative creative individuals from around the world, the 10dence art collective aims on the diversity of the group and highlights and respects the individuality of all the artists involved.

Aim of the 10dence art collective is to celebrate all the various attributes of this eclectic group through the development of concepts, exhibition projects, audio-visual productions and group shows. All the artists associated with the 10dence art collective share a common heritage in various and numerous global art cultures. Although the members of this group share a common background they have all evolved their creative work into different and unique directions that push the boundaries of art.

10dence art collective explores, nurtures and promotes the art that happens when connections are made and knowledge is shared - across the boundaries of established art-world institutions and their markets.

10dence art collective artists
Multi-disciplinary artist Ron Weijers initiated the foundation of the 10dence art collective and invited the core members of the 10dence art collective. In first stage the 10dence art colective was accordingly formed by the contemporary artists; Ron Weijers (Schiedam), Nikolaj Dielemans (Schiedam), Joe Davis (New York) and Ben Game (Middelburg). The 10dence art collective claimed it’s working base at Weijers’ gallery/studio in the historic center of Schiedam in the Netherlands. Next to the core members of the 10dence art collective, a wide range of creative individuals working in a variety of disciplines will subsequently become affiliated and associated with the art collective.
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10dence art collective background
Creatively involving artists and musicians within the development process of creative projects, had already become common practice for Weijers. Within his earlier Global Frequency Music projects and releases from the year 2001 on, he involved a vast group of Dutch and American musicians. His background and long years of experience as a creative director within an international communication environment, generated the basic ingredients to work with a large variety of creative minds. He not only learned to work with creative people and to achieve the aimed for results in a creative sense, more important, he achieved to keep these creative individuals connected to his situation. The release of the Global Frequency - Tabasco Tabernacle audio-visual artproject and the to this project related viewings, presentations and group exhibitions with the work of the artists involved at the Jazzart shows of the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007 in Ahoy’ Rotterdam, galerie Le Cocon in Hamburg, the PPJazz 2007 exhibition in Pand Paulus in Schiedam, the Live Performers Meeting LPM-festival at Linux club in Rome, the ShortFilm festival in Bolzano, State of the Image/DOEK! festival in Arnhem, NuMoon night labs at Lantaren/Venster in Rotterdam, the Pecha Kucha Roadshow at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, the Drvkkery gallery in Middelburg and La Notta Bianca at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome created the base for developments that resulted into the foundation of the 10dence art collective. Weijers hooked up with most of the within this project involved artists through their common involvement with gallery Pakhuis 6 in Rotterdam. Working together with this group of artists, also resulted into a critical review on issues like their individual creative added-value within the projects. With an obvious shift in creative participants as a result, the base was formed for the development of the concept for the audio-visual art-exhibition project ‘Poligious Issues’. Eventually the ‘Poligious Issues’ project would become the first stated project developed by the 10dence art collective. Due to his involvement within the boards of the art foundations Kunstwerkt and Music Inspired Art, Weijers in the meantime developed successful group-exhibition projects like PPJazz 2007 – 2008 and the unique ‘twee(2)strijd voor 12’ exhibition project, involving 24 artists and creating the creative challenge for them to produce a work of art in teams. Within these projects he clearly developed the artistic connections and relations that would form the basic ingredients for the foundation of the 10dence art collective in December 2008. 
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10dence and concept
Within the concepts developed by the 10dence art collective, the reflection of artistic, technical, mental, social, environmental, psycholical, literair, photographic, political, cinematographic, graphical, architectural, musical, racial, religious, visual and commercial issues will amongst others set the expressive tone. Shortly, there will be no restrictions to the ways of creative expression by the collective tolerated regarding the message to be send out to the spectator. A group of artistic minds, working towards the realization of their artistic ideals with no strings attached whatsoever.