Opening Party: The Other Four
Feb 8 2024 | 7 - 10pm

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

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Celebrate the opening of WAM’s spring exhibition, The Other Four with us! The evening includes an early look at the show, small bites by Kafe 421, a fun photo booth, and cash bar. DJ McShellen will spin tunes all evening!

About the Exhibition 

The Other Four assembles a varied display of 16 multimedia works by 21 contemporary artists that forefront the senses of smell, taste, touch, and sound. Exploring the richness of the human experience, the exhibition engages audiences primarily through nonvisual – the other four – senses. These works center our attention on these four, often upstaged, senses through disparate means, including technology, performance, interaction, and experimental practice. In so doing, the artists’ works point to the vast realm of physical and emotional experience that vision alone cannot access or probe. 

Curated by Twin Cities-based artist and independent curator John SchuermanThe Other Four captures the spirit of regionally-based avant-garde artists who experiment with and produce sensory art. 

Scheurman posits: “Most of us are so accustomed to the dominance of our sense of sight that we often forget it is operating … sometimes causing one to drift off into thought and miss the moment.” 

Two femme presenting people appear to blow into a slab of wood through silver tuba mouthpieces.

Featured artists include: Katayoun Amjadi, David Andree, Pedram Baldari, David Bartley, Emma Beatrez, David Bowen, Kate Casanova, Lucy Derickson, Rodrigo Cádiz, Wendy Fernstrum, Alison Hiltner, Nooshin Hakim Javadi, Christopher Jones, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Lee Noble, Ken Steinbach, Liza Sylvestre, Rotem Tamir, Jacqueline Ultan, and Aliya Ultan.

General operating support for the Weisman’s exhibitions and programs is provided by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation and Ameriprise.

Image credit: [Top to bottom] Yevgeniya Kaganovich, red-hand-piece 3 from the Solidified Gesture Specimen/Hypered Experience Device series, 2002, latex, steel pins, food coloring, stainless steel, loan from the artist; Rotem Tamir, Aperture, 2017. Birch plywood, glue, silver trombone mouthpiece, silver tuba mouthpiece, clear latex balloons, aluminum tubes, epoxy paint, plastic tube, pine lumber. Lent by the artist.

DJ McShellen

DJ McShellen has made her way through Minnesota’s local DJ scene. Her father came to the states from Cameroon and fell in love with deejaying, so it was only right that she followed suit. As an open format DJ, she’s opened up for global star, #1 African Bad Gyal Tiwa Savage, and has played at countless venues including Varisity, First Avenue, 7th Street Entry, and numerous bars, lounges, clubs, art and community spaces. She’s also worked with 300 Ent, Dash Radio, KMOJ, and Carbon Sound. 

She loves to create a real melting pot of old school, throwback and new school, futuristic. 50% that’s my jam and 50% oh this a bop! Though she is an open format, her favorite genres are Afrobeat, Amapiano/Afro-house, Bounce, Funk Fusion, R&B, HipHop, and Reggae. Her goal is to bring something different to the music scene every chance she gets and create a new, fun, and enjoyed experience while in any space. 

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