by Ann Klefstad, editor
October 15, 2007
This week, get the inside story: curators and critics talk about their work with artists.
What Light, our poetry publication series, this week features Charisse Gendron,
with her U-shaped poem: who knew a sound was so important?
Patricia Briggs contributes this week an edited-for-print version of the Trialogue
she led at the “war show” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minnesota Artists Exhibition Galleries. This piece led to some consternation and a lot of intense discussion—as Trialogues are meant to. Please, continue the talk in the Articles Forum
Curator Kristine Makholm’s essay
appears this week, on the Monica Sheets Jerome project. The Jerome Artists Fellows show, eagerly anticipated as always, opens this Friday: come to the opening, it’s public and all are welcome. And you can see what all the fuss is about, besides also catching the work of the other Jerome artists, including performances by Marcus Young and more. And we reprise Michael Fallon’s essay
for Sheets’ project: “On Competition in the Arts.”
is a collaboration show curated collaboratively by Obsidian Arts and the Shoebox Gallery. One of the organizers, Sean Smuda, here lets you know what’s happening at Chicago and Lake. There are still events upcoming: check out the performances at Sean Smuda’s studio October 20.. The show closes on the 25th.
We reprise our reviews of two lovely shows in Duluth, both by women
who fly in the face of the expected, and instead please themselves
. . . as well as lot of other people.
Tune in to this week’s episode of Some Assembly Required,
Jon Nelson’s podcast of sampled music, to check out our
brand new phone interview with RX Music, the featured
artist. I‚ve handpicked six of his best
cut-up tracks, to include in our feature on him -
along with some excellent political cut-ups by The
Bots, The Evolution Control Committee, Steev Hise,
Steinski and Wax Audio.
And finally, as a preview to our new edition of 10,000 arts,
the mnartists.org digest published in collaboration with the Rake, check out the feature article from access & Engage,
our email newsletter, on Indian filmmaker Simone Ahuja
. Susannah Schouweiler spoke to this fascinating Minnesota artist.
The upcoming issue of 10,000 arts
will appear on racks with the Rake by the last week of this month, and will feature artists from around the world who make Minnesota home, and who make home a lot more interesting. Check out our "Facing the World" issue--our attempt, here at mnartists, to dissolve xenophobia and hate, and to create interest and understanding.