Negative Space

Address: Central Industrial District / KCMO
Open Hours: available by appointment only


How is the project operated?
Negative Space is a collective devoted to progress through technology and transgression.
To violate basic mores.
A series of events taking place in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Negative Space has grown into an all encompassing purveyor of audio/visual terrorism releasing content and organizing events.

How long has it been in existence?
It will be a year come August.

What was your motivation?
To provide an alternative to a frail deteriorating reality. We all came from being unfulfilled in one way or another. There was a noticeable lack in our community that had not been spoken for. The standard needed to be addressed and put into question. Our motivation was to present this frustration to the public as well as have them interact with it.

Number of organizers/responsible persons of the project.
There are three of us currently in charge of operations.

How are programs funded?
Negative Space is funded entirely by those who reside within it. There is always a cover at the door. You get what you pay for.

Number and average duration of exhibitions/events per year.
So far, we have hosted thirty events with more scheduled to happen this summer and beyond.

What kind of events are usually organized?
We are a discotheque that will host the occasional art opening.

How is your programming determined?

Do you accept proposals/submissions?
Yes. Send us an email. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a response.

What is your artistic/curatorial approach?
Approach with caution.

What kind of role do you hope to play in your local art scene or community?
Our primary directive is to facilitate ideas that aim to put an end to the tyranny of the predictable, and will approach post everything in a manner that is flexible and without limit. Intended for use and abuse by those who prescribe to the religion of progress, Negative Space serves as a designated zone to accommodate the infinite frequencies of those involved.

What idea are you most excited about for the future?
Our summer program.



Images courtesy of the artists and designers.

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