"The Xijing Men: Gimhongsok, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Chen Shaoxiong" opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. H&R Block Artspace, 16 E. 43 St.
This will be the inaugural North American exhibition of the internationally renowned Xijing Men and is a collaboration between the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas and H&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute. The group produces video art performances about the imaginary place of Xijing that was conceived as an idealized western capital, meant to complement three other directional capitals of East Asia; Beijing, the northern capital, Nanjing, the southern capital, and Tokyo, the eastern capital. The Collective includes artists Chen Shaoxiong, Tsuyoshi Okazawa and Gimhongsok. The group’s work has been featured at the First Aichi Triennial, the 10th Lyon Biennale, the Fourth Fukuoka Asian Triennial, Tate Liverpool in the U.K., the Artsonje Center in Seoul and Platform, Seoul. The exhibition will be on view through April 2. For more information, call 816-561-5563 or visit www.kcai.edu/artspace.
"Austerity Measures" 6 to 9 p.m. Cara and Cabezas Contemporary Gallery, 1714 Holmes Road
The office of Academic Advising and Career Services at the Kansas City Art Institute continues Access Alumni Events: Connecting Students to Alumni with an exhibition of student work entitled Austerity Measures, shown at Cara and Cabezas Contemporary Gallery. The alumni curator panel includes Jonah Criswell (’05 painting), Ari Fish (’06 ceramics), Bobby Howsare (’09 printmaking), Marie McInerney (’02 fiber) and Davin Watne (’94 painting). The alumni’s selections were made based on students’ submitted work and the students they wanted to meet in a series of studio visits. The exhibition runs through March 2. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.