Thursday, February 2, 2012

TAC-KC: 02.02.12

Tracy's Art Calendar — Kansas City for February 2, 2012
San Francisco's online arts magazine is in town

Installation and mural at KCAI during the May, 2011 end-of-semester show/sale, on south-facing wall of sculpture department building; artist unknown (but I would like to know and be able to credit the work, if possible).
Image: photo by author

This evening, the typical Thursday visiting artists' presentation at KCAI has a different spin. Thanks to Rocket Grants (Warhol Foundation money managed locally by Charlotte Street Foundation and The Spencer Museum of Art at KU), Art Practical is presenting a public forum.

Loosed of Limits and Imaginary Lines is at 7 p.m. in the Epperson Auditorium (in Vanderslice Hall) on the main campus of the Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Boulevard. Join the conversation.

Art Practical is a Bay Area-based online journal for visual arts criticism, and its director, Patricia Maloney; senior editor, Victoria Gannon; and contributors, Christian L. Frock and Elyse Mallouk are visiting Kansas City to gather material for their March 1st issue.

From Rocket Grant's blog:

They invite artists, arts professionals, and art students to join them in a lively public discussion about the unique ways our community invites artists and audiences to consider public spaces as sites for individual actions, as well as where we find points of commonality with issues and practices across the country and around the world.

You should come and talk about how we (and artists and arts professionals) reflect the culture we're in. Art Practical is also inviting us to contribute Shotgun Reviews to their March issue. Are you in?

Naturally, I'm specifically interested in these two questions they pose:

1. "How do we intervene in public space, with or without permission?"
2. "Are there regional differences in ideas around public space and what defines art?"

Get more details about the forum by clicking Rocket Grant above.

PS, All opinions here are my own, and no one edits this, so any errors are also solely mine. Corrections are appreciated.

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