Category Archives: UICA

Con Artist Crew Present: COMMIX

The COMMIX exhibition is a multidisciplinary exhibition that will transform the UICA first floor and lower level into an immersive environment of contemporary street art and graphics. This group exhibition will comprise a national network of artists and organized by … Continue reading

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Con Artist Crew Present: COMMIX

The COMMIX exhibition is a multidisciplinary exhibition that will transform the UICA first floor and lower level into an immersive environment of contemporary street art and graphics. This group exhibition will comprise a national network of artists and organized by … Continue reading

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UICA | Mercurial Silence

…MERCURIAL SILENCE… Date: February 28 2014—April 27 2014 Artist and metalsmith Caroline Gore investigates how grief and loss manifest in society. Research into historical jewelry, Roman myth, materials, and objects inform this exploration with their relationship to the commonalities across human … Continue reading

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Avenue for the Arts | Break it Down, Make it Better

Break it Down, Make it Better. The Elements of a Great Art Show is a full day of conversations, speakers and community. Listen in, share your ideas at round table discussions and become a part of the dialogue about the elements of … Continue reading

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UICA | ZERO+

ZERO+ Tom Duimstra’s work expands outward from a central point of minimalism. He expands out into a world of texture, color, and mark-making. The work communicates an artistic balance of receiving and giving, looking and responding, that draws viewers in. … Continue reading

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UICA | Pulso: Arte de las Americas/Art of the Americas

Recepción de Apertura: 30 de octubre. 6pm – 9pm Pulso, ubicado entre The Fed Galleries de KCAD y Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), tiene sus raíces en la exploración de las formas en que los límites regionales afectan la percepción del … Continue reading

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Avenue for the Arts | Free Radical

200 artists, 25 locations, one night. What is Free Radical? Before there was ArtPrize, before there was Site:LAB, or ArtPeers, there was Free Radical. The Free Radical Gallery started in 2002 by local artist Mark Rumsey. On November 1st and November … Continue reading

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UICA | Perverts Guide to Ideology

Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Zizek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Zizek literally goes … Continue reading

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Art Faculty | Mandy Cano Villalobos

Pulso Arte de la Americas/Art of the Americas October 30, 2013 6:00 pm–December 4, 2013 5:00 pm Opening Reception: October 30, 6:00 – 9:00pm Spanning between KCAD and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Pulso is rooted in an … Continue reading

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UICA | PLAY

  UICA’s 2013 ArtPrize® exhibition PLAY concentrates on art that explores the act of amusement. While interactive participation plays an integral component in most pieces, some selections also incite the play of the imagination. Experience the fun as you engage with the surreal, … Continue reading

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