The 2005 "Kansas City Flatfile" included a wide range of two-dimensional and time-based artworks by nearly 140 Kansas City artists. Originating in 2001 and in conjunction with the "Pierogi Flatfiles" exhibition at the Artspace, the2005 "Kansas City Flatfile" was an interactive exhibition in which viewers browsed through artist portfolios housed within flatfile cabinets or selected video works to screen within the ''Videofile" portion of the exhibition. This innovative exhibition approach provided visitors with a unique, personal viewing experience and a great opportunity to see a wide range of work by local artists.
Throughout the exhibition, Artspace staff and guest curators from Kansas City and beyond selected work from the "Flatfile" for a series of dynamic salon-style installations that changed on a weekly basis.
The"Flatfile" featured two-dimensional work in all media including drawings, photography, prints and mixed media works on paper. The ''Videofile" presented a selection of time based artwork in DVD and VHS formats.
Participating artists included: Graham Akins, Pat Alexander, Natascha Ampunant, Barry Anderson, Anthony Baab, Nancy Bach, Miki Baird, Doug Baker, Cecilia Bakker, Corrie Baldauf, Laura Berman, Jennifer Boe, Dane Bonner, Virginia Bonner, Audra Brandt, Nathan Bulmer, Courtney Buser, Martin Cail, Marcus Cain, Janet Carpenter, Bill Cave, Cody Critcheloe, Tim Dalton, Christopher Dewalt, Deanna Dikeman, Rebecca Dolan, Meg Doll, Burak R. Duvenci, Rodney "Lucky, Easterwood ", Drew T Eldridge, Lori Raye Erickson, Julie Farstad, John Ferry, Ariadne R. Fish, Jessie Fisher, Andrea Flamini, David Ford, Natalia Vega Forero, Nate Fors, Teri Frame, Sue Friesz, Anne Gagel, Justin Gainen, Carolyn Gangel, Jorge Garcia, Scott Gobber, Shea Gordon, Elijah Gowin, Carol Granger, Eric Grimes, Adrian Joshua Halpern, Frank P Hamilton, Francine Hansen, Diane Henk, Tiffany Hockin, Peregrine Honig, Brockett Horne, Caitlin Horsmon, Douglas Hudson, Amelia Ishmael, Hadley Johnson, Carolyn Kallenborn, Bryan D. Kearney, Lisa Kettlewell, Bernal Koehrsen, Michael Kru eger, Merlyn Lazorow, Ke-Sook Lee, Christopher Leitch, Beniah Leuschke, Thomas Lewis, Cara R. Long, Angela Lopez, Susi Lulaki, Lynn Manos, Adolfo Martinez, Erin McAllister, Larry McAnany, Jessica Devon, McClanahan, Karen McCoy, Oz McGuire, Brendan Meara, Anna R. Meyer, Art Miller, Grant Miller, Jessica Moffitt, Anne Muntges, Martin Q. Murphy, Johnny Naugahyde, Karen Owsley Nease, Miles Neidinger, Garry Noland, Jill Noone, Jack O'Neal, Sean O'Neil, Jessica Owings, Jared Panick, Anne Pearce, Jason Pollen, Damir Porobic, Jane Pronko, Amanda Rehagen, Jesse Ring, Jen Ross, Judi Ross, Emily R. Sall, Phil Schaefer, Ruth Scherrer, Michael Schonhoff, Emil Schutze!, Douglas Schwietert, Sean Semones, Jacob Sharp, Mike Sinclair, Ascot Smith, Debra M. Smith, Joseph L. Smith, Stephanie Smith, Chad Sogas, Brent Sommorhauser, Maranda Stebbins, Mark Stephenson, Milton F Stevenson, Bridget Stewart, Craig A. Subler, Gary Sutton, Benjamin Thorp, Kati Toivanen, Gerry Trilling, James Trotter, Sandra Van Tuyl, May Tveit, Jane Voorhees, Cara Walz, Jaimie Warren, Davin Watne, Susan White, Mary Wessel, Neal Wilson, Naoko Wowsugi, Aaron D. Wrinkle, and Lynus Young.
Additionally, the following public programs were offered:
Wednesday, Oct. 26: The Artspace presented "An Evening for Contemporary Art Collectors with Jack Lemon of Landfall Press."
Saturday, Nov. 5: Hamza Walker, curator of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and national advisor to Kansas City's Charlotte Street Foundation, engaged in a discussion with the public at 3:30 p.m. about works he selected from the Flatfile for a salon wall.
Tuesday, Nov. 29: Through the Visiting Critic and Curator Program, James Elaine, curator of the Hammer Project series at UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, gave an illustrated talk at 7 p.m.about his curatorial projects after two days of studio visits with Kansas City artists.