by Ann Klefstad, editor
October 29, 2007
The current issue of our print digest “10,000 arts”—the “Face of the World” issue—celebrates the many minds from around the globe that renew our vision and thought. Look for the magazine (published in partnership with the Rake) on Rake racks now.
This week, we’re giving you the longer, linkier versions of the articles in 10,000 arts
, our print digest published in partnership with the Rake. Pick up the magazine, bagged with the Rake on racks all around the city; come here for more.
It’s a big world out there—and it’s here too. The state of Minnesota has always been enriched with many immigrants from all over the world. The art world is no exception—it’s benefited from an amazing range of painters, photographers, musicians, composers, dancers, filmmakers . . . and more. Mnartists has provided a place for many of these artists to show their work and present themselves to the community. Read about a few of these artists here, in “Point of Entry,”
a series of interviews by Ann Klefstad.
Visit the work of an artist in our Zoom In feature, written by Susannah Schouweiler, the new editor of MnArtsWeekly: Richard C. Johnson sends his dispatches from a world he has created
– you’ll like it there.
Yasmil Raymond and Doryun Chong curated a show for the Walker Art Center, “Brave New Worlds,” that brings to Minneapolis the engaged and sited work of artists from around the globe. Read an interview about the show here.
Read "In Review," our digest-of-reviews feature from 10,000 arts
, and follow the links in the article to find the original reviews, which all engage ideas of art arising out of specific places and reaching out to new ones.
Frank Sander, a sculptor and filmmaker from Germany, has lived in Minnesota for a couple of decades but is still a citizen of the larger world. He’s recently returned from China with footage of minority tribespeople from the far western mountains; read an interview with him here
by Susannah Schouweiler.
Jaime Kleiman provides us with a fresh review of a fantastic show now playing: Sara Ruhl’sThe Clean House at Mixed Blood Theater.
This play deals with crosscultural difference and desire, and with wit and verve shows how these tangle with individuality to create the complex matrix we live in now, where assumptions dissolve.
Jon Nelson, of Some Assembly Required
, offers a slate of musicians who appropriate and mix with aplomb. The standout tracks this week come from STEINSKI
, the British mashup artist who's gone on to found the musical outfit Tauscheider
. And don’t miss the upcoming Festival of Appropriation,
November 2 – 30 at the Soap Factory. Opening party is November 2.
Minnesota: It’s not just for Minnesotans any more!