September 28, 2018

Reflections on Sensory Loss Symposium

The Sensory Loss and Art Symposium at the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) was the end result of my summer-long residency with the Center for Applied Translational Sensory Science (CATSS) at the University of Minnesota. All summer I met with scientists studying all facets of vision and hearing loss, and learned about their individual research interests….

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August 1, 2018

Visceral. Political. Dance. | An Interview with BodyCartography Project

  Introduction BodyCartography Project (BCP), a Minneapolis-based dance collective of Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad, celebrate their twentieth anniversary with a tour that concludes at the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) in Minneapolis in the summer of 2018.  It began in the Performance Arcade festival in Wellington (New Zealand), and continued in SFMOMA (San Francisco). During…

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July 17, 2018

Mapping (your) body

Reflections on the performance felt room by BodyCartography Project The performance space is a stage-less, featureless, roomy white cube with only the functional elements in it: white dance floor, lights, speakers, no chairs. Five dancers share floor with the audience. A pile of white cloth in the corner: dancers will use that. Most of the…

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February 6, 2018

Boris Oicherman, Curator for Creative Collaboration, receives Andy Warhol Foundation Curatorial Fellowship

  Scientists, architects, educators, psychologists, artists—seemingly disparate, these people gathered in May 1970 in the studio of the artist Robert Irwin to learn together: what does it take to build habitable environments in space. This was the First National Symposium on Habitability of Environments, designed by artist Robert Irwin and the space program psychologist Ed…

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January 9, 2018

Meet Boris at the Water Bar

WAM’s curator for creative collaboration, Boris Oicherman, is relocating his office hours to the the Water Bar, a space that is nurturing creative collaborations in the Twin Cities. As the curator of WAM’s Target Studio for Creative Collaboration, Boris is dedicated to cultivating collaboration opportunities at WAM. During his office hours he will be available…

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August 11, 2017

The Curator is Present

WAM recently hired Boris Oicherman, the curator for the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration (learn all about him here). The Target Studio for Creative Collaboration is a permanent space at the museum that is dedicated entirely to supporting the wildly cross-disciplinary artistic collaborations. As Boris gets settled in at the University, there are many people…

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June 29, 2017

Welcome Boris!

In 2011 WAM re-opened to the public after a yearlong construction project that doubled our exhibition space and added the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration. The Target Studio was designed to be a permanent space devoted to stimulating creativity through visionary collaboration among artists of all disciplines and between artists and practitioners of other disciplines not traditionally associated with…

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