April 10, 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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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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February 8, 2017

WAM Collection Feature: World’s Fair Mural

  One of my favorite things about working at the front desk of WAM over the summer was seeing first time visitors’ jaws drop and then form into a smile when greeted by Roy Lichtenstein’s  enormous “World’s Fair Mural.” Impossible to miss, this giant mural is proudly  displayed above the front desk of the building….

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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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December 21, 2016

Artist Feature: Jim Denomie

Jim Denomie was a University of Minnesota art student when he began the work of re-claiming his tribal heritage and re-connecting with his Native identity. Nearly twenty years later, he is nationally known for his humorous, critical depictions of United States history and religion. His paintings address colonization, assimilation, white washing, and other violences that the Native population has…

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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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