Congratulations to the ten groups and individuals who received $4,000 cash awards for their proposed projects, all designed to unfold between June 2012 and June 2013! Over 66 artists (individuals or members of collaborative groups) from throughout the 80-mile eligibility zone applied. The selected projects are located in the Greater KC metro area, St. Joseph, … Read more
A few weeks ago, contributors from Art Practical spent a whirlwind weekend in Kansas City studios and art spaces. The resulting issue of AP highlights and offers insight into some of the more risk-taking practices going on in the area, including Rocket Grant projects like “You Live Here Too”, “Haven”, and the controversy surrounding Amber Hansen’s … Read more
Follow this link to see how four visiting writers from the San Francisco-based online magazine Art Practical engaged with Kansas City and our lively arts community! Information for this dedicated issue was gathered in February of this year when Patricia Maloney, Victoria Gannon, Christian L. Frock and Elyse Mallouk made a three-day visit to KC.
Following their whirlwind tour, the Art Practical team is looking forward to sharing their impressions and conversations in the March 1 issue of the publication. But they are eager to present perspectives beyond their own and reiterate their invitation to the KC community to submit Shotgun Reviews. Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where the broader … Read more
Dialogue about dialogue. That’s how we spent Thursday night, at the Art Practical Open Forum at KCAI. Patricia Maloney’s publication, an online forum based in the San Francisco Bay area, demonstrates that its possible to contribute in a meaningful way to the local critical dialogue while gaining national visibility and readership, given some committed contributors … Read more
2011 Rocket Grants juror Ulysses Jenkins has been involved in several exhibitions and performances associated with the Pacific Standard Time events in California this fall. His participation in the “Now Dig This” exhibition was called “KISSES”, and was a collaboration with Senga Nengudi & Maren Hassinger. Here is a review of the exhibition from the … Read more