Fathomers is a CREATIVE research institute that convenes radical thinkers across disciplines to create new worlds together.
We cultivate the ideas of die-hard dreamers, commission projects that seem far-fetched, and develop relationships based on mutual risk-taking and transformative effect.
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Born in part from Grand Arts, a contemporary art project space in Kansas City, Mo., Fathomers develops complex support structures for projects requiring exceptional investments of time and risk.
Grand Arts closed in fall 2015. In the meantime, we have:
/ Relocated to Los Angeles
// BEGUN Fathoming new expeditions with Michael Jones McKean
//// PublishED this book
PROBLEMS AND PROVOCATIONS
Problems and Provocations documents 30 key projects from Grand Arts’ previously unexcavated history, with newly composed annotations by artists and collaborators complementing an archival deep-dive of photographs, sketches, notes, internal documents and items of private correspondence.
Alice Aycock / Anthony Baab / Sanford Biggers / Cody Critcheloe/SSION / Patricia Cronin / Jamex and Einar de la Torre / Rosemarie Fiore / Ellie Ga / GALA Committee / Pablo Helguera / Alfredo Jaar / Isaac Julien / Stanya Kahn / Glenn Kaino / Annie Lapin / Jim Leedy / Michael Jones McKean / Ryan Mosley / Laurel Nakadate / Filip Noterdaeme / William Pope.L / The Propeller Group / Mariah Robertson / Nadine Robinson / Tim Rollins & K.O.S. / Emily Roysdon / John Salvest / Spurse / Tavares Strachan / Sissel Tolaas
And a “Devil’s Dictionary” appendix, edited by
Distribution: D.A.P. | Release date: Sept. 27, 2016
Curator and Executive Director
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND EXPERIENCE
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND PRODUCTION
Director of Research and Communication