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Vantage Art Project

Curiouser & Curiouser presents Ferality in Nameless Realms, an offsite ICS exhibition co-curated by Jenn Cacciola and SK Reed, featuring twenty-two artists from the larger New York and Kansas City regions. Through virtual studio visits and collaborations, the artists shared conversations about the art communities in their respective cities. Inspired by Sara Swain’s essay ‘Feral Hospitality,’ the show explores a different type of hospitality rooted in communal care and connection activated outside the physical “home”, and in contrast to the challenges of a late-capitalist environment. The exhibition highlights the necessity of digital and long-distance connection for navigating present instability, and draws from the history of artist-led movements focused on community, transcending notions of space ownership and belonging.

The artists have contributed solo works found in our virtual exhibition and collaborative works found here and at Curiouser and Curiouser Gallery in Kansas City from July 21 to August 18th, 2023. 

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“It was greatly inspiring for me to connect to Elinore, we found out we both share an interest in interrogating imposed power structures and systems, but approach it differently. Our conversations reminded me how important it is for artists to have community and how productive and enriching it can be for the practice.” – E.K

“Working with Elena to create two collaborative pieces was inspiring. When we met and talked for the first time, I was surprised to find out how much we shared in terms of conceptual interests across our creative practices. Driven by a love of things left behind, we both use research and collection-based methods to investigate history first-hand.

The process of creating a piece for her to finish was an interesting challenge. It was a conversation left open, the frame of a question rather than the answer that a finished artwork provides. We both chose to pull material from our environment for the pieces we started and then applied a manual craft process for the second step. I think this speaks to the tension between mass, industrial society and individual, human experience that is present in both of our work. I really enjoyed the opportunity to work collaboratively with Elena to explore new materials and ideas.” – E.N


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