2005-2006 exhibitions

"2006 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition"

April 13 through May 15, 2006

The exhibition included work by KCAI's bachelor of fine arts candidates. Included in the show was work by majors in art history, ceramics, creative writing, fiber, graphic design, illustration, interdisciplinary arts, new media, painting and sculpture.

"Humor Me"

Jan. 28 through March 18, 2006

Curated by Raechell Smith, director of the Artspace

From the light-hearted antics of artists creating visual and verbal puns to the transgressive tactics of artists investigating a host of serious subjects, "Humor Me" considered the complex and important role that humor plays in contemporary culture. Artists included David Shrigley (Scotland), Kay Rosen (U.S.), Cary Leibowitz (U.S.), Peter Finnemore (Wales), David Hammons (U.S.), Ghazel Radpay (Iran, works in France), Yang Zhenzhong (China), Erwin Wurm (Austria), Joe Sola (U.S.), Adriane Herman (U.S.), Vik Muniz (Brazil, works in U.S.), Jules de Balincourt (U.S.), Tamy Ben-Tor (Israel, works in U.S.), Reza Farkhondeh (Iran, works in U.S.), Alexander Gutke (Sweden) and Jon Pylypchuk (Canada, works in U.S.).

"2005 Kansas City Flatfile"

Oct. 22 through Dec. 17, 2005

An interactive, biennial exhibition, which featured two-dimensional and time-based artwork by visual artists from Kansas City. Viewers could browse through artist portfolios within a flatfile cabinet or select video works to screen, engaging in a unique and personal viewing experience.

"Now Read On: Jesse Howard and Roger Brown"

Aug. 6 through Sept. 17, 2005

Co-organized by H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, The University of Missouri-Kansas City Center for Creative Studies, and The Roger Brown Study Collection at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, this exhibition presented a selection of works --- sculpture, painting and hand-painted signs --- by Howard and Brown from the collections of KCAI and SAIC.

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