2018 Kansas City Flatfile and Digitalfile

06/08/2018 - 09/29/2018
2018 Kansas City Flatfile and Digitalfile

A signature Artspace event, the 2018 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile is the ninth project in this popular biennial series. The Flatfile offers a uniquely intimate art viewing experience and a chance to discover new works by emerging and established Kansas City-based artists. Art lovers are invited to peruse flatfile cabinets filled with over 230 custom-made artist portfolios holding an excitingly diverse range of flat works, and a screening station featuring time-based works included in the Digitalfile. Guest curators are invited to curate salon walls and video queues each month, creating a dynamic and ever-changing experience.

Guest Curators:

Hesse McGraw | Principal and Curator, el dorado Inc. Architecture, Kansas City, MO
Alex Priest | Assistant Curator at Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago, IL

Selections from Artspace and KCAI Crossroads Gallery Staff

Jade Powers | Assistant Curator, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Sarah Biggerstaff | Curatorial Assistant, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Shannon Stratton | William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Tanya Aguiñiga | Los Angeles-based artist from Mexico and United States Artists Target Fellow

Participating Artists

The first Kansas City Flatfile exhibition was held at the Artspace in 2001 in conjunction with the Pierogi Flatfiles exhibition featuring flatfiles from Joe Amrhein’s Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Kansas City Flatfile has since become a biennial invitational exhibition featuring a wide range of work by emerging and established artists from the Kansas City area.

KC Studio

In partnership with Open Spaces KC: the Expanded Field.