Constantly. Consuming. Culture: An Art Show By Mapanare is to be the first event by Mapanare.us, a website that covers art, music and culture around the world. This will be more than an art show for people nearby but one people can take part in from anywhere.
And we need you to help us out.
The idea is have a show (and ultimately a series of shows) of work by artists who might not be shown by galleries or in other shows.Keep in mind we are not necessarily talking about unknown artists but artists who are not shown like they should be. In some cases artists may be totally new. There are no prejudices here. No one is checking for MFAs at the door. There will be many different media involved. We will also create an event where people can get together, in a relaxed social environment and see art. Hopefully there will be conversation as well!
But it isn't all about being here. We will have access to the event online (what form this access will take depends on $) for people out of the area. Those not in Chicago can also select rewards for pieces of art--prints and more.
In most cases when there is an art show someone is out of pocket for the various expenses that go into an art show; renting space, insurance, transportation costs, hanging costs, promotion, refreshments etc. That money is made back with hanging fees and/or taking a percentage (often 50%) of any sale price. Funding through Kickstarter, in this case, means artists can make their art more affordable.
You can help out and the more we raise, the "grander" the event becomes.
Risks and challenges
The main challenges will be (in no particular order):
1) Design of posters, postcards etc.
2) Promoting the event and setting up the online exhibit.
3) Organizing transportation and hanging of art.
4) Choosing the specific pieces for the show
- (36 days)