Ruckus is an independent writing and review collaborative that seeks to promote artists, curators, and institutions that are committed to visual excellence by way of critical dialogue in the city and region of Louisville, KY. We define art excellence as possessing: a concern for the socio-historic contexts of work, an engagement with the broader discourse of art nationally and internationally, and a demonstration of thoughtful conceptual content that moves beyond trends, home goods, or hollow localism.  

Lastly, Ruckus is invested in catalyzing a literacy in the discrete fields of art, craft, and design. We believe that by better identifying where one ends and another begins, a more robust landscape of interdisciplinary art making can emerge.


We want to hear from you! If you are interested in contributing to Ruckus as guest writer, please submit a sample of prose writing and a topic proposal to ruckuslouisville@gmail.com. We are looking for writers who are conscious of ongoing dialogue in contemporary art and excited about Louisville’s contribution to the greater conversation.

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RUCKUS, Louisville, KY 2018