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Producing and Presenting Art in the Midwest: Opportunities and Challenges A discussion with James McAnally, visiting artist in Visual and Media Arts. LIB 100 APPROVED!

James McAnally

James McAnally

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


  • Avenue for the Arts- Learning Lab, 307 South Division, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503


Join us for a discussion with visiting artist James McAnally on March 27th. The event is Free, open to the public, and approved for LIB100. 

How is the midwest uniquely situated to contribute on regional, national, and international scales? Join us for a roundtable discussion regarding the opportunities and challenges of producing and presenting art in the Midwest. In addition, we will look at art in social and political contexts and address the role of culture in social change. James McAnally is a founding member of Common Field, a national network of independent arts organizations, as well as co-founder and editor of Temporary Art Review and co-founder of the Luminary. A series of essays by McAnally on St. Louis is currently being published in Art in America. 

James McAnally is a writer, editor, curator and artist based in St. Louis, MO. Foregrounding the prefigurative possibilities of the institution, the futures and histories of artist-centric practices, and the figure of the critic-as-strategist in the midst of our unfurling/unending political crises, his eclectic output takes the form of publications, exhibitions, ephemeral actions, site-conditional criticism, and theory. 

This event is presented by the visiting artist committee of the GVSU Visual and Media Arts Department, and are co-sponsored by CulturedGR, the GVSU Writing Department, GVSU Digital Studies, and Dwelling Place (Avenue for the Arts).


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