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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

 
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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.

Featured Artists

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

 

Essays

Pablo Helguera / Iain Kerr / Gean Moreno / RHEI / Emily Roysdon / Rob Walker

 

And a “Devil’s Dictionary” appendix, edited by

Timothy "Speed" Levitch

 

Design

Michael Worthington, Counterspace

 

Distribution: D.A.P.  |  Release date: Sept. 27, 2016


Fathomers Principals

Stacy Switzer

Curator and Executive Director
sms@fathomers.org

LACEY WOZNY

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AND EXPERIENCE
LRW@FATHOMERS.ORG

ERIC DOBBINS

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND PRODUCTION
ECD@FATHOMERS.ORG

Annie Fischer

Director of Research and Communication
amf@fathomers.org

 

with

Trevor byrne

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
yes@FATHOMERS.ORG

Jeff Eaton

Special Projects Coordinator
jme@fathomers.org


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