2005 Kansas City Flatfile

10/22/2005 - 12/17/2005
2005 Kansas City Flatfile

The 2005 Kansas City Flatfile includes a wide range of two-dimensional and time-based artworks by nearly 140 Kansas City artists.  Originating in 2001 and in conjunction with the Pierogi Flatfiles exhibition at the Artspace, the 2005 Kansas City Flatfile is an interactive exhibition in which viewers browse through artist portfolios housed within flatfile cabinets or select video works to screen within the Videofile portion of the exhibition. This innovative exhibition approach provides visitors with a unique, personal viewing experience and a great opportunity to see a wide range of work by local artists.

During the exhibition, Artspace staff and guest curators from Kansas City and beyond select work from the Flatfile for a series of dynamic salon-style installations that changed on a weekly basis.

The Flatfile features two-dimensional work in all media including drawings, photography, prints and mixed media works on paper.  The Videofile presents a selection of time­ based artwork in DVD and VHS formats.

Public Programs:

Wednesday, October 26, 2005: An Evening for Contemporary Art Collectors with Jack Lemon of Landfall Press

Saturday, November 5, 2005: Hamza Walker, curator of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and national advisor to Kansas City’s Charlotte Street Foundation, will engage in a discussion with the public at 3:30 p.m. about works he selects from the Flatfile for a salon wall.

Tuesday, November 29,2005: Through the Visiting Critic and Curator Program, James Elaine, curator of the Hammer Project series at UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, will gave an illustrated talk at 7:00 p.m. about his curatorial projects after two days of studio visits with Kansas City artists.

For generous support  of the 2005-2006 exhibition series at the Artspace, the Kansas City Art Institute gratefully acknowledges the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; the H&R Block Foundation; and the Richard Stern Foundation.


The Kansas City Star

Deck Your Walls
November 20, 2005
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The Pitch

Top Drawer
October 20, 2005
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Press Release

Kansas City Flatfile exhibit returns to H&R Block Artspace
October 11, 2005
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