November 25, 2019

Walk Back to Your Body: Yuko Taniguchi

Arist Yuko Taniguchi and Dr. Kathryn Cullen pose for a portrait during the "Pieces We Hold" workshop.

Last fall, four artists and five medical researchers embarked on interdisciplinary collaborations that have led to new cultural perspectives on complex medical questions. This series of blog posts is meant to highlight their processes before the culmination of these collaborations, taking place in the Target Studio on December 5. More info about that event here >>…

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November 21, 2019

Walk Back to Your Body: Alison Hiltner

Bowl holding pink jelly substance with white electronic probes.

Last fall, four artists and five medical researchers embarked on interdisciplinary collaborations that have led to new cultural perspectives on complex medical questions. This series of blog posts is meant to highlight their processed before the culmination of these collaborations, taking place in the Target Studio on December 5. More info about that event here >>…

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November 19, 2019

Walk Back to Your Body: Dr. Timothy Schacker

Dancers of all ages who wear hospital gowns with plastic gloves attatched are watched by a seated audience in the Target Studio Gallery at the Weisman.

  Last fall, four artists and five medical researchers embarked on interdisciplinary collaborations that, like Shogren and Talley’s project, Lifelong Choreographies (pictured above), have led to new cultural perspectives on complex medical questions. This series of blog posts is meant to highlight their processed before the culmination of these collaborations, taking place in the Target Studio on…

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October 30, 2019

Call for Collaboration: Rebuilding the Library at the University of Baghdad

The Weisman Art Museum (WAM), the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC), and the Minnesota Design Center (MDC) invite University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students to collaborate with the internationally renowned artist Wafaa Bilal and help reimagine the once-besieged library of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad….

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October 14, 2019

Palms to Pines: What a River Weaves

  Monique Verdin is a multidisciplinary artist who has been working with the complex interconnectedness of environment, economics, culture, climate, and change along the Gulf South for decades. She is one of two artists comprising the The Big River Continuum, an initiative that turns the Mississippi River in its entirety into a platform for creative collaboration.  …

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October 3, 2019

Ways of Knowing Water

We often talk about the problems of water or water issues, but one thing I have learned by spending time with the Collaborative is that water is not a problem. It takes the shape of the container that it’s in, and our culture is the container that gives meaning and shape to water and to…

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September 23, 2019

Walk Back to Your Body

  What does it mean to be in conversation with your body? Many social, cultural, and political conventions we live by today discipline how we experience our bodies. They are often defined by their productivity, utility, fitness, and so on, but rarely through vulnerability and reflection. Through this series of collaborations between artists and researchers…

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September 5, 2019

WAM welcomes new Collaboration Incubator residencies

  The start of the semester brings five new Collaboration Incubator residencies to the Target Studio. A platform that supports collaborations between artists and UMN researchers, the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration was created to allow time and space for relationships to grow and develop into professional networks. Designed as short-term projects intended to lay…

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June 13, 2019

Nova on “The Feminist Strip Club” (Post #3)

A photo from the perspective of a dancer with bare legs and large platform heels, hanging upside-down by their legs from a pole.

  I have personally always been interested in sex work. It is and has always been work. I think sex workers and erotic dancers specifically are very underappreciated. There are a lot of misconceptions about dancing that I would love to clarify for the public. One is the stereotypes about the kind of women who…

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May 29, 2019

Q&A: Target Studio Curator Boris Oicherman

WAM’s Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld Curator for Creative Collaboration, Boris Oicherman, reflects on the past year’s progression in working towards fulfilling the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration’s mission, as well as what the future of the studio has in store. Kate Drakulic: You began planning for this year’s studio cohort in the summer of 2017….

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