do it (home) part two

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist In 1993, Hans Ulrich Obrist together with artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, conceived do it, an exhibition based entirely on artists’ instructions, which could be followed to create temporary art works for the duration of a show. do it has challenged traditional exhibition formats, questioned authorship, and championed art’s ability to exist…

do it (home)

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist In 1993, Hans Ulrich Obrist together with artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, conceived do it, an exhibition based entirely on artists’ instructions, which could be followed to create temporary art works for the duration of a show. do it has challenged traditional exhibition formats, questioned authorship, and championed art’s…

BioMess: Call for Collaborators

The Weisman Art Museum is calling scientists to collaborate on the upcoming exhibition “BioMess,” by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr of the SymbioticA Lab at the University of Western Australia.

Q&A: Target Studio Curator Boris Oicherman

WAM’s Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld Curator for Creative Collaboration, Boris Oicherman, reflects on the past year’s progression in working towards fulfilling the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration’s mission, as well as what the future of the studio has in store. Kate Drakulic: You began planning for this year’s studio cohort in the summer of 2017….

Focus on the Collection: “The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand”

Severed heads roll on the ground, whips swirl through the air, men are forced off a cliff, and a bishop’s eye is gouged with a hand crank, right at the feet of a group of richly dressed noblemen. Albrecht Dürer’s The Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand revels in displaying brutal methods of torture and execution….

Oron Catts | Biology on the Pedestal

The scientific knowledge of life expands at an enormous rate, and with it the public discussion of its implications. Stem cell research, bionics, genetic modifications—these topics transcend science and leave laboratories, enter culture and politics, and challenge our fundamental understanding of what it means to live and be human. The influence is mutual: politics and…

Artist Lecture | Biology on the Pedestal with Oron Catts

Reserve your spot>> Oron Catts’s interest is life; more specifically the shifting relations and perceptions of life in light of new knowledge and its applications. Often working in collaboration with other artists (mainly Dr. Ionat Zurr) and scientists, Catts has developed a body of work that speaks volumes about the need for new cultural articulation…

Art Mob | Glass Blowing Demonstration at Foci

join us for a glass blowing demo at Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts by their board member and University of Wisconsin River Falls glass professor Eoin Braedon. Braedon has worked and trained in glass studios in Ireland, Australia, and the United States. He works in the tradition of the seanchai, a traditional Irish storyteller. Breadon (pictured left) received his…