This past September The Talking Cure opened at the Weisman Art Museum combining the work of New York-based artist Melissa Stern with local artist, UMN faculty member, and 2016-17 Target Studio artist-in-residence, Rebecca Krinke. The Talking Cure features 12 sculptures by Melissa Stern combining found objects, written monologues, and digital recordings into personified archetypes of emotion. In addition to Stern’s sculptures, Rebecca Krinke was commissioned by curator Laura Wertheim Joseph to create an interactive installation allowing visitors to respond directly…
Over the course of The Talking Cure exhibition, hundreds of visitors have contributed private responses to Rebecca Krinke’s participatory installation What Needs to Be Said?.
To mark the closing of the exhibition, Krinke will lead a burning of the private responses following the ArtWords and Ivory Tower launch party. University of Minnesota student dancers will lead attendees from the Riverview Gallery to the Coffman Riverbend plaza, located between Coffman Union and Washington Ave.
Join us for this ceremonial closure and ushering of new beginnings.