January 4, 2021

do it (home) part two

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Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist In 1993, Hans Ulrich Obrist together with artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, conceived do it, an exhibition based entirely on artists’ instructions, which could be followed to create temporary art works for the duration of a show. do it has challenged traditional exhibition formats, questioned authorship, and championed art’s ability to exist…

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December 28, 2020

Essay: First We Survey, Then We Dig!

  Piotr Szyhalski—the Polish-born and trained, American multimedia artist—has built a dynamic, richly varied body of work over the last thirty years. The Weisman Art Museum’s Piotr Szyhalski/Labor Camp: We Are Working All the Time! will be the first exhibition featuring works from across his extraordinary career to be critically considered together. Central to this project,…

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December 14, 2020

Did You Eat? – “Pudi” by Mary Ann Thomas and Blue Delliquanti

Cover image for zine, titled "Did You Eat?". Pictured: black and white line drawing of an upraised knife with sliced vegetables

Download accessible text (PDF)   ABOUT THE ARTISTS Mary Ann Thomas (she/her) is the brown queer daughter of Indian immigrants and co-author of Asking for Elephants. postcardsfrommat.com / Instagram @postcardsfrommat  Blue Delliquanti (they/them) — Blue is the creator of the webcomic O Human Star. bluedelliquanti.com ©YOLOW zines 2020, excerpted and reproduced with permission READ MORE FROM DID YOU EAT? >>

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December 14, 2020

Did You Eat? – Introduction by L. Kling

Cover image for zine, titled "Did You Eat?". Pictured: black and white line drawing of an upraised knife with sliced vegetables

  Download accessible text (PDF) About the Artist L. Kling (they/them) making zines and fermenting food with care and magic on occupied Dakota and Anishinaabe land. Instagram @YOLOWzines @picklewitch ©YOLOW zines 2020, excerpted and reproduced with permission Read more from Did You Eat? >>

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November 25, 2020

New to the Collection: Cara Romero’s TV Indians

  At an accessions meeting at Weisman Art Museum (WAM) in December 2019, committee members voted to bring Cara Romero’s TV Indians into the permanent collection. With funds gifted by Russell Cowles, WAM purchased Romero’s striking photograph from the Bockley Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), where the work was on view for her solo exhibition, Jackrabbit &…

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November 24, 2020

Essay: Vesna Kittelson’s Young Americans

Four portraits of Kittelson's students, from her "Young Americans" series

  Upon entering Vesna Kittelson’s North Loop Minneapolis studio, you notice that her space is populated with the faces of Young Americans. The painted portraits, slightly larger than life, are unfettered by frames and hung directly on the wall, most of them at eye level or just above. You can’t help but meet their gazes;…

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