Getting Out Letter 3: Dear darling Harper just now two years old,
Educator, arts administrator, and artist Molly Van Avery chronicles the fundamental shifts in her creative practice since becoming a parent, the unexpected gift of exiting arts administration, and the confluence of wonder and surrender when a child learns how to sing.
Dear darling Harper just now two years old,…
Getting Out Letter 2: Dear Cruel (art) World,
In November 2016, reparationist, cultural organizer, and curious queer creative Eric Avery sent a letter to their community, announcing their hiatus from art-making. The letter is reprinted in full.
Photo: Eric Avery.Dear Cruel (art) World,…
As part of Mn Artists Presents: CarryOn Homes, a multidisciplinary program reimagining the museum as experimental classroom, writer and scholar Christina Schmid unpacks the deep structures that give rise to how knowing, learning, and teaching unfold in various cultural contexts, and suggests how we might reach beyond the model of mastery in order to embrace listening and the possibility of not knowing.
Tou SaiK Lee. Photo: Shun Jie Yong.…
Getting Out Letter 1: Gurumaan, hello
Incoming guest editor Moheb Soliman introduces the series Getting Out: a series of letters sampling varied perspectives on the outs, and ins thereof, of art.
Sight, Site and Motherhood: Missing Mosses, Pulsing Trees and Blinding Flowers
To conclude the Seeing Plants series, outgoing guest editor Regan Golden shares three episodes in which artmaking and parenting, body and vision, nature and city collide.
Regan Golden, Prairie Construct no. 75: Fragile Fern (2015). Archival inkjet print. …
An Exercise in Sensing Emotions Through Plants
Jess Hirsch, artist and founder of the Women's Woodshop, explores the power of plants to reveal our intentions and transform our emotions through meditation.
Image courtesy of Jess Hirsch.…
"The Story" & "Father"
Two stories by visual artist and photographer Pao Houa Her illuminate the transformative presence of plants within personal, familial, and political histories, from the midst of war in the jungles of Laos to a kitchen in Minnesota.
Pao Houa Her, Untitled, (Ban Xieng Khouang), 2018. Archival inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist and Bockley Gallery.“The Story”…