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Kemper ARTcast 5: In Loving Memory of You

Archie Scott Gobber, In Loving Memory of You, 2007?08; enamel on wood panels, 80 x 144 inches; Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum Purchase made possible by the Collectors Forum and the Sosland Acquisition Fund, 2008.26

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents a two-part exhibition, exploring utopia and dystopia through works from its permanent collection. The titles of the exhibitions, In Loving Memory of You, come from the Kemper Museum's recent acquisition by Kansas City-based artist Archie Scott Gobber. In this edition, a conversation between Gobber and Museum Director and CEO Rachael Blackburn Cozad.

By Drew Bolton


Kansas City, MO – In Loving Memory of You | Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, March 6-April 26

In Loving Memory of You, Too | Kemper at the Crossroads on view now through May 16

Saturday, April 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
InFocus: Archie Scott Gobber
Kemper Museum

Idyllic or imaginary places, state of mind, nirvana, heaven, or the afterlife: all are various concepts in how individuals define the idea of utopia. Best known for his satirical word art, Archie Scott Gobber, will discuss his work entitled In Loving Memory of You (2007-08) as the signature work for a group exhibition in which the grand nature of utopia is explored.

"Almost a decade into the 21st century, the world seems poised at a critical juncture. Newspaper headlines worldwide decry today's economic and sociopolitical debacles, where corporate bailouts, home foreclosures, rampant unemployment, and lackluster financial markets summarize the disconcerting economic state of our global village. To coincide with this global tumult, the Kemper Museum presents a two-part exhibition." - from the Kemper's website

Produced in collaboration with KCUR 89.3 FM, Kemper ARTcasts is the Kemper Museum's podcast series. This project brings the voices and insights of artists, as well as community and curatorial voices, to a broad range of listeners.

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