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Unexpected Interventions

Interchange Artist Fellows Israel Alejandro Garcia Garcia (Kansas City, MO), Kendell Harbin (Kansas City, MO), and Erika Nelson (Lucas, KS) discuss art & place, unexpected interventions, and more. Facilitated by Armando Minjarez (Wichita, KS), moderated by Puce Felling and recorded on September 20, 2020.
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Amplifying Narratives

Interchange Artist Fellows Crystal Z Campbell, Mark Menjivar, and Xochitl Rodriquez discuss social practice in times of crisis, amplifying narratives, silenced histories, and more within the context of this current zeitgeist. Facilitated by Chloe Bass, moderated by Puce Felling and recorded on September 12, 2020.
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Adam McKinney Unfolds History

Portrait of the artist dressed as Fred Rouse, 2019, tintype photograph, Courtesy of the artist; Adam W. McKinney McKinney created Unfolding History (August 2020), a nine-minute film using dance footage in the traumatic sites associated with the racial lynching of Fred Rouse to tell Rouse’s story. The video also includes archival footage from...
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Join the Conversation

We need to be talking about being responsible to the words we use and to the actions we undertake in the name of those words so that we no longer remain complicit and this is a way to do that. Especially right now.  The world is changing in increasingly volatile...
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reflect / project Artists Announced

reflect / project is an exhibition series featuring socially engaged video work by a selection of artists who identify as Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. The series provides a digital outlet for projects and initiatives that have been affected by the distancing restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. reflect...
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reflect / project launches with world premiere from Crystal Z Campbell

Pictured above: Crystal Z Campbell, video still from VIEWFINDER, 2020; digital video with stereo sound Mid-America Arts Alliance is pleased to present reflect / project, an exhibition series featuring socially engaged video work by a selection of artists who identify as Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. reflect / project incorporates...
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Las Imaginistas and the Power of a Community Giving Itself Permission to Dream

“When community members give themselves permission to dream the kind of city they want to live in, the kind of economy they want to build or the kind of political representation they want to see, so much beyond accepted (and forced) colonial frameworks is possible. Las Imaginistas embodies and facilitates...
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Garcia Garcia and Bordes Carnosos Featured in Flatland KC

“What I very quickly realized is there was this huge disconnect,” Garcia said. “Even with the community here (in Kansas City) that is of Mexican descent … there was this generational gap of storytelling and information. It wasn’t being passed on.” – Interchange Fellow Israel Alejandro Garcia Garcia Mexican Artist...
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