May 5, 2017

Radical Listening, Pt. 3

On Gallery Guards and Audience Engagement While examining Krinke’s work I find a certain restriction in observing the visitor’s interaction with the piece. In this post, I hope to examine the indirectly look at the interactions of the visitors through an altogether different source, the gallery guards. I hope to spotlight the effort of the…

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April 21, 2017

From the Artist: Melissa Stern

Last September WAM hosted artist Melissa Stern for the opening of her Target Studio for Creative Collaboration exhibition, The Talking Cure. I had the opportunity to sit down with Melissa during her visit and ask her some questions about her inspiration, her practice, and her works in the exhibition. Check out some highlights of the interview here….

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March 1, 2017

Radical Listening, Pt. 2

On Relational Aesthetics and Rebecca Krinke To avoid diving in head first into a topic, an often overlooked topic in art education, (I’ll owe you a box of Girl Scout cookies if your high school teachers mentioned relational aesthetics). I will synthesize the important components of major key works regarding participatory work and the transformation…

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March 1, 2017

IMPRINTS update: February

Last week we had the chance to see the students’ garments for the design showcase. To sum up the class visit in one experience: wow! It is always incredible to see the designs students come up with every year. Taking inspiration from The Talking Cure exhibit as well as following the prompt of how students…

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March 1, 2017

Gülgün Kayim Talks the State of Creativity in Minneapolis

Gülgün Kayim is the Director of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy for the City of Minneapolis. She spoke at Bring Your Own Business Card, our networking event for creative students last week. Essentially, Gülgün’s work is to facilitate growth and improvement in the creative sector. I had the chance to ask her a few…

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January 31, 2017

Radical Listening, Pt. 1

Rebecca Krinke’s artwork, What Needs to Be Said, is a project within the exhibition The Talking Cure, located in the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota. In this post and those to follow, I will be reflecting upon the work’s location within the larger field of museology as well…

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October 25, 2016

Happy HalloZine!!

This Friday feminists and local artists at the University of Minnesota will be gathering at the Women’s Center in Appleby Hall to romp like monsters and celebrate one of the counterculture’s favorite formats: the zine! A time-honored tradition among fandoms, dissidents and the marginalized, the “zine” (short for magazine for fanzine) is a DIY, not-for-profit…

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October 24, 2016

WAM Collection Feature: Korean Furniture

Although the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is best-known for its works in American Modernism, there are several unique features of the permanent collection that make WAM a special treasure. One of my favorites is the Edward Reynolds Wright Collection of traditional Korean furniture, the largest collection outside of Asia. Edward Reynolds Wright went to Seoul,…

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October 18, 2016

Chris Cloud’s 11 Things All Students Should be doing in the Creative Economy

Chris Cloud is an artist, curator, culture maker, and a fixture in Minneapolis’s creative milieu. He is the co-founder of MPLS.TV, an online Do-It-Together video network, MPLSzine, a submissions-based digital publication, and Pizza Camp, an overnight camp for pizza loving adults. Below he shares 11 things all students should be doing in the Creative Economy. 1. Create! I can not…

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October 16, 2016

10 Tips for Networking Events

Elise Armani is a fourth year BFA candidate, with a dual degree in Gender, Women and Sexuality studies and a minor in Art History. Elise is an artist and an independent curator, and works as the Projects & Programs assistant at WAM. In the off moments when she isn’t working, Elise enjoys reading, frolicking in…

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