ICS x Curiouser x VAP
This special issue includes a generative, collaborative project curated by SK Reed and Jenn Cacciola, the first part of which was presented “IRL” at Curiouser and Curiouser (now United Colors Gallery) in Kansas City during June-July 2023.
Artists featured: Adina Andrus and Chico Sierra; Sibley Barlow and Heidi Schultz; Summer Brooks and Allison Panzironi; Tiana Nanayo Kuʻuleialoha Honda and Sarah Valeri; Ruth Jeyaveeran and Kirsten Taylor; Elena Kalkova and Elinore Noyes; Hannah Lindo, Brittany Norgia and Natalie Jauregui-Ortiz; Emily Teall, Robert Zurer, and Tristan Lindo; Garry Noland, and Miyuki Tsushima; Patricia Miranda and Mary Clara Hutchinson.
Visit the virtual exhibition Ferality in Nameless Realms and discover the curatorial statement and the co-curators of this project
From the editor
This issue is our second third release and our first special collaboration.
Vantage Art Projects began in 2008 as an arts communication venture with a unique concept for exhibitions-in-print, media and publishing projects. VAP 2020 continues in the spirit as we expand to be a collaborative, curated, artist-run project combining both virtual and IRL (in-real-life) opportunities, exhibitions, and projects.
The three pillars of VAP:
- Creating alternative and parallel, collaborative opportunities for emerging and under-represented contemporary artists;
- Using accessible language to foster broad engagement with the contemporary arts;
- Leveraging technology to communicate and connect about the contemporary arts.
We believe that art is an essential service.
Jennifer Mawby, co-founder and director of Vantage Art Projects.
23 August 2023.