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July 2021

2021 Kansas City Flatfile + Digitalfile

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
H&R Block Artspace, 16 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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The H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute is pleased to present the 2021 Kansas City Flatfile + Digitalfile, featuring artwork by over 200 regional emerging and established visual artists. As a signature Artspace event hosted as a biennial exhibition since 2000, the Kansas City Flatfile + Digitalfile is a celebrated tradition that offers artists and art lovers a unique way to share and discover new two-dimensional and time-based works, and gather as a community. Art lovers are invited to explore flatfile cabinets filled with custom-made artist portfolios holding an exciting and diverse range of flat works, and view time-based works included in the digitalfile. Throughout the exhibition, guest curators will also create salon walls that feature a rotation of artworks and screening queues to offer a dynamic and ever-changing experience. The Artspace is open and free to all. To protect the well-being of visitors, students, and staff, the gallery will limit the number of guests.

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September 2021

All Things Being Equal: Selections From the Nerman Collection

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - October 17 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition features rarely seen works from the private Nerman Collection. Their longtime generational support of KCAI includes Café Nerman, the Ceramics Studio and endowing the President’s position at the college. We concurrently celebrate Sue Nerman’s new role as elected chair of the Board of Trustees. This exhibition brings to view select critical works by African American artists from their home sharing the related stories, creativity and rigor with the KCAI community and the public. Exhibition includes works by Nick Cave, Rashid Johnson, Titus Kaphar, Simone Leigh, Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Harold Smith, Hank Willis Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Fred Wilson, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Artwork: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Amber and Jasmine Tickets Hours Thursday - Sunday noon – 5 p.m. Other days by appointment Wayfinding Protect yourself and others: maintain a safe distance of 6’ between you and other guests, use the designated entrance and exit, and follow the designated path that leads you through the exhibition. The path through the galleries is marked with arrows. Masks For your safety and ours, KCAI requires all individuals on campus to wear a mask during their visits. Please wear your mask both inside and outside of campus buildings. If you find yourself without…

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Current Perspectives Presents: Reena Saini Kallat

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Deep Rivers Run Quiet Mumbai-based artist Reena Saini Kallat will share a cross-section of her recent work discussing processes and recurrent themes. Her talk will include works currently being shown as part of her ongoing solo exhibition at the Norrtalje Konsthall in Sweden. She will also be discussing "Verso-Recto-Recto-Verso" which was on display for nearly a year at her recently concluded solo at the Guimet Museum in Paris. Her work is widely exhibited at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York; Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich; Tate Modern, London; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; SITE SantaFe, New Mexico; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland; Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan; ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe; Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba; SESC Pompeia and SESC Belenzino in Sao Paulo; MOCA, Shanghai; Busan MOMA; Chicago Cultural Centre amongst several others. Her work is currently being shown at a solo exhibition at the Norrtalje Konsthall  in Sweden and another solo at the National Museum of Asian Arts – Guimet, Paris  which opened in 2020. She has had solos at the Manchester Museum (2017), Offsite, Vancouver Art Gallery (2015), Bhau Daji Lad Museum (2013), Kennedy…

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October 2021

Current Perspectives Presents: Coco Fusco

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Haunted by History Interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco explores the politics of gender, race, war, and identity through multi-media productions incorporating large-scale projections, closed-circuit television, web-based live streaming performances with audience interaction, as well as performances at cultural events that actively engage with the audience. Fusco is the author of Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba (2015), A Field Guide for Female Interrogators (2008), and The Bodies that Were Not Ours and Other Writings (2001). Fusco's performances and videos have been presented in the 56th Venice Biennale, Frieze Special Projects, Basel Unlimited, two Whitney Biennials (2008 and 1993), and several other international exhibitions. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, the Centre Pompidou and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona. She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York. Fusco received her B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University (1982), her M.A. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University (1985) and her Ph.D. in Art and Visual Culture from Middlesex University (2007).Fusco is a Professor at the Cooper Union School of Art. Register

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