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  1. Thursday, April 25, 2024

  2. Friday, April 26, 2024


The Art of Idea Festival 2016

  • Ricardo Rivera / Klip Collective Vacant America: The Bok Building, 2016 Video, 3m 30s Courtesy of the artist

  • Heather Dewey-Hagborg (American) Invisible, 2014 Video, 1m 47s Courtesy of the artist Photo by Thomas Dexter

  • Phillip Andrew Lewis (American) SYNONYM 000252, 2014 HD video, 18m 29s Courtesy of the artist

About the Exhibition

In conjunction with IdeaFestival, 21c is presenting works by artists participating in the 2016 conference at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, September 27-30. Each of these artists has been awarded a grant from the Creative Capital Foundation: Jeffrey Gibson, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Phillip Andrew Lewis,Ricardo Rivera / Klip Collective, and Shawn Peters.

A shared commitment to supporting visionary contemporary art and ideas has inspired collaborations between 21c, IdeaFestival, and New York-based Creative Capital Foundation. Since 2009, 21c has organized annual exhibitions of works by artist grantees speaking at the Louisville conference. Over thirty grantees of the foundation are represented in the 21c collection with works ranging from sculpture, painting, photography, film, video, and new media art. Addressing a spectrum of issues ranging from environmental sustainability and urban renewal, social and economic justice, to science and technology, works by Creative Capital grantees offer thought-provoking perspectives on sharing our world and its resources.

About Creative Capital: Creative Capital has awarded $40 million to 642 groundbreaking artists nationwide through funding, counsel and career development services. Our Professional Development workshops have empowered nearly 12,000 creative minds to strengthen their careers and enrich their communities.

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About IdeaFestival: Founded in 2000, IdeaFestival is a celebration for the intellectually curious. It’s an eclectic network of global thinkers and one-of-a-kind innovators bound together by an intense curiosity about what is impacting and shaping the future of the arts, business, technology, design, science, philosophy, and education.

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