“As part of the Weisman Art Museum’s creative collaboration residency, I will explore the question: What is behavioral art? It’s a term from China—行为艺术 (xíngwéi yìshù)—that I borrow and adapt. There, behavioral art is typically shocking, extremely physical, and political. Here in the U.S. we would call it performance art, but I’m interested in a more usable everyday version of behavior that brings together art, healing, and activism. I want it to be approachable and participatory yet still radical in…
With Museum/Life, artist Marcus Young 楊墨 continues his exploration of living in a museum. This time the behavioral form is practiced with four other artists. They will live in the Weisman for 48 hours using their adjusted life routines to transform the museum into a place of behavioral and social experimentation. Together, they explore a way of being that is rare, a strange relationship to art that opens new tones of healing, creativity, and remembering what is human. This artist talk takes place the very last hour of their two-day residency.
Young’s project is part of the Summer Institute at the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration. The Summer Institute is a series of informal workshops created and led by artists, for artists. The focus will be on performance and social practice, two art forms vibrantly present in the Twin Cities.
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