The exhibition schedule for the Justseeds-IVAW “War is Trauma” portfolio rolls on. Marc Fischer of Temporary Services recently presented the portfolio at the Speak Easy series in Kansas City. Will Stewart from IVAW was on hand to co-present and below are some photos that Marc passed on. Below also is a description of the Speak Easy which sounds amazing and proof positive that art and activism is alive and well in the Midwest.
Prints by Temporary Services were also available for visitors to take with them and hopefully post in a public location:
Location: La Esquina/ 1000 W 25th St. KCMO 64108
Exhibition Runs: April 6- May 13, 2012
Gallery Hours: Fridays + Saturdays 12-6pm, Sundays 12-5pm + special events
“The Speak Easy is organized by Kansas City-based artists Sean Starowitz and Andrew Erdrich, The Speakeasy aims to create a center within our emerging cultural corridor for the kind of increasingly prevalent creative work that New York-based artist and writer Gregory Sholette describes as dedicated to the “imaginative exploration of ideas, the pleasure of communication, the exchange of education, and the construction of fantasy, all within a radically defined social-artist practice.”
Featuring a bar (serving sandwiches, coffee, and drinks) that doubles as a podium for lectures, a communal table for meals and conversations, a reading and research room, display areas, and space for creating, The Speakeasy will function as an “evolving, experimental temporary cultural center. “ Within this conducive environment will unfold events, panel discussions, conversations, lectures, collaborations, object production, and more, presented by and including a diverse roster of participants from Kansas City and elsewhere.”